President Muhammadu Buhari has hinted at a possible upward review and a harmonized salary structure for civil servants across the country.
Buhari gave this assurance on Thursday while speaking during the occasion of the Civil Servants Day Celebration held at the Banquet Hall, State House Abuja.
He noted that to this effect, a Presidential Committee has been set up to harmonize salaries nationwide. “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,” the president stated.
Buhari urged the civil servants to be patient as the process is ongoing, adding that his administration will honour “deserving and hardworking Officers who, in their spheres of activities, have demonstrated high level commitment and dedication to duty”.
Also speaking at event which was the highpoint of a weeklong activities organised to celebrate the Nigerian Civil Service, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan stressed that the public service workforce must be able to demonstrate the capacity to support government’s agenda as an efficient bureaucracy.
Touching on the theme “Performance Management System (PMS): Impact on Productivity in the Nigerian Public Service”, Yemi-Esan noted that the current administration has employed a systematic approach for the emplacement of PMS in the civil service.
“It is also hoped that the new system will inculcate a performance based culture that promotes the recognition and reward of high performance within the Federal Public Service; and ensure effective measurement and outcomes of performance at all levels,” she added.