The Federal Government has given its approval for a 25 percent salary increase for lecturers and non-academic staff in federal institutions, encompassing universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.
This decision was confirmed through a letter dated September 21, 2023, from the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation. The letter, signed on behalf of the Director of Human Resources, Ajanaku F.O., stated that the approval was made during the 13th meeting of the Presidential Committee on Salaries.
This decision took into account the various stages of collective bargaining across different sectors, particularly the engagements between the Federal Ministry of Education and unions representing tertiary institutions.
The salary increment is retroactive to January 1, 2023, which means that the Federal Government will need to address the backlog of salaries resulting from this increase.
According to the letter, “I am directed to inform you that the Presidential Committee on Salaries at it’s 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 for Academic Staff of Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education with effect from 1st January, 2023.
“Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure II for non-Academic Staff of Federal Universities, with effect from 1st January, 2023.
“Consolidated Tertiary Education Institutions Salary Structure for non – Academic Staff of Federal Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, with effect from 1st January, 2023.
“Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure II (CONUASS II) for Academic Staff of Federal University with effect from 1st January, 2023.”