The Federal Government will begin payment of an increase in civil servants’ pay by the end of April, as President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to give his final assent for disbursement any moment from now.

This implies that the increment is coming just two months before the proposed date for the removal of the petrol subsidy.

The increase tagged consequential allowance, would lead to a 40 per cent rise in the current pay of government workers.

Director of Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Olajide Oshundun, explained to Punch that the Federal Government might begin payment of the 40 per cent pay rise by the end of April, adding that the three months arrears of January, February and March would be paid at a later date.

“Consequential allowance Salaries will be increased by 40 per cent for civil servants from level 1 to level 17″.

“What we receive now is called consolidated public service salary structure, it is the combination of basic and all allowances”, he explained.

In March 2023, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige disclosed that the Federal Government had approved a pay raise for civil servants in the country.

Ngige said the pay rise had been included in the 2023 budget, noting that it would take effect from January 1, 2023.


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