To help mitigate the impact of the elimination of the gasoline subsidy, President Bola Tinubu has authorized an N35,000 salary award for government workers.
In a memo, National Salaries, Incomes, and Wages Commission Chairman and CEO Ekpo U. O. Nta revealed this information.
According to the document, the salary increase will be implemented for all federal employees on September 1, 2023.
Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Chairmen of Federal Commissions, Federal Permanent Secretaries, Clerk of the National Assembly, Secretary of the National Judicial Council, and Secretary of the Federal Judicial Service Commission were all copied on the 19th of October 2023 memo.
Auditors and accountants general, as well as the head of the government’s budget office and any parastatals or government-owned companies, should also receive a copy of this memorandum.
This note states;
“I refer to the MOU between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Monday, 2 October 2023 in regards to the dispute arising from the withdrawal of subsidy on the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) and hereby convey the approval of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the grant of a wage award of N35,000:00.”
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other labor unions went on strike when the government removed fuel subsidies, as reported by FROSHNAIJA.
After the Tinubu-led administration promised N5 billion for the provision of palliatives to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, the strike was suspended for a month.