By Muhammadu Sabiu
The National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) has approved a 35% and 23.5% salary increase for staff of tertiary institutions.
This is contained in a letter from the NSIWC to the Federal Ministry of Education, dated September 14, 2023.
The letter, signed by the NSIWC Chairman/CEO, Ekpo U.O. Nta, Esq., states that the salary increase is for both academic and non-academic staff of all federal universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education.
The letter also states that the NSIWC has increased the 23.5% salary increase that was earlier approved for junior staff of tertiary institutions to 25%.
The NSIWC said it was pleased with the success of the informal discussions between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which led to the approval of the salary increase.
The commission said it would continue to support the federal government’s efforts to reposition the education sector.
The news of the salary increase has been welcomed by the staff of tertiary institutions, who have been demanding a better pay package for several years.