The Federal Government has agreed to pay lecturers arrears from January 2023 till date while also raising salaries for academic and non-academic staff of all its tertiary institutions across the country to 25 per cent.
The increase cuts across levels as chief lecturers and professors will benefit from a 35 per cent increment.
This was contained in a letter tagged ‘RE: Implementation of the 35 per cent and 23.5 per cent salary increment for staff of tertiary institutions signed by the Chairman National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission Ekpo U.O Nta.
It reads, “I refer to your letter No. FME/IS/UNI/ASUU/C.I/IT?/90 dated 8th September 2023 in respect of the above subject. Find attached the circulars pertaining to the four salary structures in the Universities, Polytechnics, and Colleges of Education for your information (attached).
“The 23.5 per cent earlier reflected in our letter SWC/S/04/S.149/I/59 of 28 July 2022 and stated in paragraph 2 of your letter, has been increased to 25 per cent which accounted for the increased cost.