- The federal government, through the National Salaries, Wages and Income Commission (NSIWC), has approved payment of a newly-approved percentage increment in salaries
- The raise in salaries is for academic and non-academic staff of all its tertiary institutions across Nigeria
- This is as the percentage increment for junior staff of tertiary institutions was raised from 23.5% which was reviewed last year to 25%
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An emerging report indicates that the federal government (FG) will pay the arrears of these higher institutions workers from January 1st, 2023.
Tinubu reportedly makes key approval
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), United Kingdom (UK) chapter shared this update on Friday, September 22, via its verified X (Twitter) handle. The 'news' had been trending on the social media platform.
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The circular, sighted by Legit.ng, emerged from the Office of the Auditor General for the Federation (OAuGF).
The memo partly reads:
“I am directed to inform you that the Presidential Committee on Salaries at its 13th meeting having taken into consideration the different stages of collective bargaining in various sectors and specifically engagements between the Federal Ministry of Education and Tertiary Institutions-based Unions and consequently the Federal Government’s approval is hereby conveyed as revised for the following:-
"Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Salary Structure (CONPCASs) for Academic Staff of Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education with effect from 1 January, 2023."
As of the time of filing this report, the presidency has not released any official statement regarding the purported salary increment.
FG approves establishment of 37 private universities
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that the National Universities Commission (NUC) urged proprietors of private universities not to expect financial rewards for establishing tertiary institutions in the country.
The executive secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, stated this while presenting provisional licenses to 37 newly approved private universities.
FG dissolves boards of federal universities
Legit.ng also reported that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) reacted to the federal government’s decision to dissolve the governing boards in universities across Nigeria.
ASUU decried the move and called on President Tinubu's led government to reverse the decision that they described as an obnoxious one.