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General News of Thursday, 30 March 2023


FG reportedly approves pay raise for civil servants, Ngige shares details

Chris Ngige Chris Ngige

Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, says the federal government has approved a pay raise for civil servants in the country.

The minister disclosed this when he appeared as a guest on Channels TV on Wednesday, March 29.

According to him, the pay raise is a peculiar allowance for civil servants in view of the current economic reality.

Ngige further explained that the pay raise will help government workers navigate through inflation, the rising cost of living, and hikes in transportation fares, housing and electricity tariffs.

“The Federal Government is looking at giving people in the public service a pay raise to take care of the increased cost of living,” he said.

The minister said his own committee has approved the pay raise.

“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.

He added that the current administration has made provision for the increment of civil workers’ salaries in the 2023 budget.