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FG Has Approved Salary Increase For Civil Servants – Ngige

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has revealed that the Federal Government has approved a salary increase for civil servants in the country.

He said the government has increased the salary of civil servants who are on the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS) and in Ministries Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

During an appearance on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today on Wednesday, Ngige said the pay raise is a peculiar allowance for civil servants in view of the current economic reality.

He disclosed that the current administration has made provision for the increment of civil workers’ salaries in the 2023 budget, adding that the government is looking at increasing the salaries of workers in the public service to take care of the increased cost of living.

Ngige said the money will help the workers navigate through inflation, the rising cost of living, hikes in transportation fairs, housing, and electricity tariffs.

He said: “The Federal Government is looking at giving people in the public service a pay raise to take care of the increased cost of living.

“In the Presidential Committee on Salaries, we have done something for the civil servants for those who are on Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS) and some corporations, MDAs that are on that CONPSS. CONPSS is the salary scale for civil servants.

“We put a percentage for the President to approve, we have approved it at our own committee level. We said it should take effect from January 1, 2023.”

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