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General News of Thursday, 30 September 2021


Buhari increases teachers’ salaries, elongates service year to 40

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari

The federal government has confirmed President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of salary increment for teachers in Nigeria.

Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba announced that teachers will begin to enjoy increased pay from January 2022.

The official made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja at a symposium organised by the Ministry of Education.

The event was part of activities to mark the forthcoming 2021 World Teachers Day.

Nwajiuba, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Sonny Echono said work is being concluded on the enhanced salary structure.

The government announced other incentives such as allowances, housing, training and elongation of service year from 35 to 40.

“The President has approved the enhanced salary structure and we will finish it very soon. The president specifically approved that it should take effect from 2022.

“We are doing all to finish it to ensure that by January 2022, teachers should get the remuneration they deserve.

“We are fast tracking the process of implementation to see that by the end of year we will be able to tell Mr President that all the incentives he has approved are ready for implementation”, Nwajiuba assured.

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