The Federal Government has approved a pay rise for civil servants in the country, but the President has yet to approve the percentage used for the increment.
According to Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, he said this is due to the current economic reality in the country.
The Minister also noted that the pay rise was already included in the 2023 budget and would take effect from January 1, 2023. He did not, however, reveal the percentage in increment.
“The Federal Government is looking at giving people in the public service a pay rise 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 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 said.