The federal government has revealed that the new special salary scale approved for Nigerian teachers by President Muhammadu Buhari will become effective as from January 1, 2022.
This was confirmed in a statement on Wednesday by the government through its official Twitter handle.
According to the President, the new approval is in recognition of the roles of teachers in nation-building and to encourage them in delivering better service.
The new approvals were disclosed in Abuja by the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu, who represented the President during the occasion of the 2020 World Teachers Day.
Below are five things the President approved for teachers in Nigeria.
1. President Buhari approved a special salary scale for teachers.
2. He increased the years of service for teachers from 35 years to 40 years.
3. He approved free tuition for children of teachers.
4. Automatic employment for graduate teachers.
5. Retirement age for teachers was also increased from 60 to 65.
The recommendations were approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its meeting on Wednesday, 20th January 2021.
While the approved benefits are awaiting implementation, the federal government has revealed that the teachers will start enjoying the benefits in January 2022.
The statement to that effect reads: “The new Special Teachers Salary Scale approved by President @MBuhari in 2020 is expected to take off on January 1, 2022.
The President also approved new (extended) Retirement Age (65) and Length of Service (40 years), for Teachers in Public Basic & Secondary Schools in Nigeria”
The new Special Teachers Salary Scale approved by President @MBuhari in 2020 is expected to take off on January 1, 2022.
The President also approved new (extended) Retirement Age (65) and Length of Service (40 years), for Teachers in Public Basic & Secondary Schools in Nigeria
— Government of Nigeria (@NigeriaGov) May 26, 2021
Meanwhile, the Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) has instructed its members to increase the price of bread, biscuits, and other items by 30 percent.
Explaining the reason for the price increase, the association of master bakers said the increase in prices of costs of production including sugar, butter, yeast, and flour as well as worsening economic situations in the country is responsible for the directive.