President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has given the green light for salary increment for employees of all federal tertiary institutions, with the new rates set to take effect from January 1, 2023.
The announcement of this groundbreaking development was conveyed through an official memorandum originating from the office of the auditor-general and addressed to directors of audit, heads of department, heads of units, and all staff members within the federal tertiary institutions.
The heartening news comes as the president approved the implementation of a 35 per cent and 23 per cent salary increment, marking a significant leap forward in the remuneration packages for these dedicated professionals.
This landmark decision was the result of careful deliberations by the presidential committee on salaries during its 13th meeting, which took place against the backdrop of mounting expectations and discussions surrounding fair compensation in the education sector.
The committee, comprised experts and representatives from various fields, meticulously considered the intricate stages of collective bargaining across various sectors, giving particular attention to the engagements between the federal ministry of education and tertiary institutions-based unions.
The far-reaching implications of this decision extend to a range of salary structures within the federal tertiary institutions, ensuring a comprehensive and equitable pay raise for employees across various roles.
The following structures will be affected:
I. Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Salary Structure (CONPCASS) for Academic Staff of Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
II. Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure II (CONTISS II) for non-Academic Staff of Federal Universities.
III. Consolidated Tertiary Education Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS) for non-Academic Staff of Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education.
IV. Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure II (CONUASS II) for Academic Staff of Federal Universities.
This move is expected to have a profound impact on the morale and well-being of employees within the federal tertiary institutions, as it not only recognises their invaluable contributions but also aligns with the government’s commitment to enhancing the education sector in Nigeria.
With the salary increment slated to take effect at the dawn of 2023, this announcement marks a significant step towards fostering a more vibrant and motivated workforce within the nation’s federal tertiary institutions. It reflects the government’s dedication to investing in the education sector, ultimately benefiting the future of the nation.