Tue. Jun 28th, 2022

FG Unveils Plan To Increase Salaries Of Federal Civil Servants

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President Muhammadu Buhari

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As part of the celeberation to mark the civil service day, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to review the salaries of deserving civil servants after the completion of work of the Presidential Committee on Harmonisation of Salaries Service-wide.

Buhari revealed this on Thursday at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja.

Buhari represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Musa Bello, disclosed that his administration had already set up the Presidential Committee on Harmonisation of Civil Servants’ Salaries Service-wide.

He said: “This administration is working towards improving the value proposition of the Civil Service.

“Accordingly, I have set up the Presidential Committee on Salaries to harmonise salaries service-wide.

“It is my hope that the outcome of the Committee’s work will provide the impetus for an upward review of the salaries of deserving civil servants, having recently increased the Duty Tour Allowance of all Civil Servants as a starting point.

“As this process is still going on, I want to encourage you to be patient with us as you continue to give your best services to enable us to sustain the good working relationship between the political office holders and the Civil Servants.

“With the sustained understanding and cooperation, we will together contribute our quota to the development of our country, and our efforts will not be in vain.”

He however pointed out that following the gradual decline in the efficient service delivery of the civil servants, he had directed the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation to undertake very innovative and far-reaching reforms in the Service, adding that the reforms are gradually showing signs of bearing the desired fruits.

He further commended the resilience, dedication and commitment of workers in the implementation of policies and programmes geared towards national development, despite the present harsh economic realities they have been grappling with.

“Permit me to state that government would be delighted to have a Civil Service desirous of improving its ability to drive national development through the recommendation of appropriate policies that would enhance the implementation of government programmes.

“At this juncture, I must commend the present crop of civil servants who have fared well in driving the implementation of government programmes as the engine room of government activities.

“In spite of the difficult economic situation the country is passing through at the moment, you have continued to support the government in our efforts to bring dividends of democracy to the populace,” he said.

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The President further charged workers and public servants to be visionary, innovative, creative, technologically driven, purposeful and result oriented, in order to meet up with the ever-changing demands of governance in Nigeria.

Buhari assured that Nigerian Government would spare no effort aimed at improving the competencies of officers in the civil service through training and re-training of staff by the system.

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