Federal Government Approves Significant Salary Increase for Civil Servants and Pensioners

The Federal Government has greenlit a notable salary increment for civil servants, unveiling a 25% and 35% raise across various consolidated salary structures. This substantial adjustment, announced by the Head of Press at the National Salaries, Incomes, and Wages Commission, Emmanuel Njoku, is set to take effect on January 1, 2024.

The augmented salaries are slated to impact six key consolidated salary structures, including the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure, Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure, Consolidated Police Salary Structure, Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure, Consolidated Intelligence Community Salary Structure, and Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure.

In addition to the salary boost, the pension of retirees enrolled in the Defined Benefits Scheme within these consolidated salary structures will witness an increase from 20% to 28%, also effective from the same date.

This development follows the Federal Government’s prior salary increments for sectors such as tertiary education and health. These adjustments encompassed structures like the Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure, Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure, Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure, Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure, Consolidated Medical Salary Structure, and Consolidated Health Sector Salary Structure.

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