Salary Increment for University Staff has been approved.
President Bola Tinubu has given the green light for a salary increment, marking a significant development aimed at improving the welfare of academic and non-academic staff in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions. This welcomed news serves as a testament to the federal government’s commitment to enhancing the remuneration packages of university employees
According to a circular obtained by Ejes Gist Newspaper, the salary increment has been approved and implemented, marking a positive step towards addressing the longstanding concerns of university staff regarding their remuneration.
The circular, which was addressed to the Honourable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Education in Abuja, indicates that the salary increment represents a notable increase from the previous rates. While the circular doesn’t specify the exact percentage of the salary increment, it highlights the government’s commitment to enhancing the financial well-being of university employees.
The circular reads in part: “The 23.5% earlier reflected in our letter SWC/S/04/S.149/T/59 of 28th July 2022 and stated in paragraph 2 of your letter, has been increased to 25% which accounted for the increased cost implications.
This move to increase the salary packages of tertiary institution staff demonstrates the government’s recognition of the valuable contributions made by educators and support staff to the nation’s educational system. Adequate remuneration is seen as a vital factor in motivating and retaining qualified professionals within the education sector.
President Tinubu’s approval of this salary increment is likely to be met with widespread appreciation from the academic community, as it addresses a long-standing concern and serves as a testament to the government’s commitment to the advancement of the education sector in Nigeria.
While specific details regarding the implementation and timeline of the salary increment remain to be clarified, this development signals a positive step forward in enhancing the financial well-being of university staff. It reflects the government’s acknowledgment of the crucial role played by educators and support staff in shaping the future of the nation through education.
As the news of this salary increment spreads, it is expected to inspire optimism and enthusiasm among university employees, who continue to dedicate their expertise and efforts to providing quality education and research opportunities in Nigeria’s higher education institutions.
See circulars below