FG begins payment of 40% salary rise arrears

April 22, 2023

1.5 min readCategories: News

The Federal Government has commenced the payment of the 40 per cent pay rise arrears for civil servants, Saturday PUNCH has reliably learnt.

Our correspondent who spoke to some federal civil servants on Saturday learnt that workers started receiving bank alerts of the arrears on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

A high-ranking civil servant who spoke to our correspondent anonymously in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, noted that the arrears came in alongside the April 2023 salary.

“I received my own arrears today. Some of our other colleagues have also confirmed receipt of their arrears. It came in alongside our April salary.”

Another civil servant who confirmed the development via a chat with our correspondent in Ibadan said, “Yes, it is true. Though I am a teacher with a Federal Government school, I can confirm to you that I received my April 2023 salary alongside my arrears.”

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd), proposed a 40 per cent pay rise for workers to cushion the effects of the planned removal of fuel subsidy.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productivity, Olajide Oshundun, who spoke to The PUNCH noted that the rise will be applicable to all workers from level 1 to 17.

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

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

Ngige described the pay raise as a peculiar allowance for civil servants in view of the current economic reality and it is meant to help government workers to cushion the effects of rising inflation, the rising cost of living, hikes in transportation fare, housing and electricity tariffs.

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One Comment

  1. Olorunpomi Michael April 23, 2023 at 4:41 am - Reply

    Why the hurry just a month to its exit. This Government has brought untold poverty worse than Abacha over Nigerians and it is trying to cover it up with its rush rush salary increment having known that the evil effect of removing the oil subsidy by June after it would have left when the new government will just be a day in office will cause havoc more that its 40% increment, which it knew may leave the coming Government in limbo. This is trying to create chaos in Nigeria for the new Government. But God Almighty will arrest all situations and give the incoming government the wisdom to overcome it. This Government is wicked and evil personified. The effect of its monetary policy and fuel hoarding have rendered millions impotent financially. God ALMIGHTY, come to our rescue.

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