Junior civil servants may get N55,000 as Tinubu okays N25,000 allowance

1st October 2023

Bola Tinubu

President Bola Tinubu

TOPE OMOGBOLAGUN, STEPHEN ANGBULU, DEBORAH TOLU-KOLAWOLE, GODFREY GEORGE, ANIMASAHUN SALMAN and ADEMOLA ADEGBITE

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President Bola Tinubu has announced the approval of N25,000 provisional allowance for junior federal workers over the next six months.

He said the approval followed negotiations with labour unions and other stakeholders in the business community to increase the federal minimum wage without triggering undue inflation.

“For the next six months, the average low-grade worker shall receive an additional N25,000 per month,” Tinubu announced during his maiden Independence Day address to Nigerians.

The President, who acknowledged the suffering of Nigerians since the scrapping of petrol subsidy at his inauguration on May 29, 2023, said he was not happy watching citizens shouldering burdens that would have been shed a long time ago.https://live.primis-amp.tech/content/video/amp/videoIframe.php?s=113240#amp=1

He said the reforms initiated by his administration were necessary to rid the system of the grip of those he called “a select and greedy few.”

Tinubu stated, “I am attuned to the hardships that have come. I have a heart that feels and eyes that see. I wish to explain to you why we must endure this trying moment.

“Reform may be painful, but it is what greatness and the future require. We now carry the costs of reaching a future Nigeria where the abundance and fruits of the nation are fairly shared among all, not hoarded by a select and greedy few; a Nigeria where hunger, poverty and hardship are pushed into the shadows of an ever-fading past.