Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government is planning a pay raise for persons in the public service.
Ngige said this while appearing on a Channels Television program on Wednesday, March 29. The Minister who said the pay raise is a peculiar allowance for civil servants in view of the current economic reality, added that it would help government workers navigate through inflation, rising cost of living, hike in transportation fair, housing and electricity tariffs.
“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.”
Ngige added that the current administration has made provision for the increment of civil workers’ salaries in the 2023 budget.