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Buhari Increases Tour Allowances For Top Officials Amid ASUU Strike (See List)
Amid a prolonged strike between the Academic Staff Union of Universities and Nigeria’s Government, President Muhammadu Buhari, in a sighted circular approved the increment of duty tour allowances (DTAs) for ministers, permanent secretaries including civil servants on grade levels (GL) one to 17.
It may interest you to know that Duty Tour is regarded as an official trip embarked upon by a public servant.
The approval is coming when Nigerian students are trapped at home for six months on over a face-off between FG and ASUU mainly in the area of funding.
This was contained in a circular dated August 31, and issued by the chairperson of the National Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta.
According to the retrieved circular: “The president of the federal republic of Nigeria has approved the upward review of duty tour allowances applicable to Permanent Secretary/Equivalent from N20,0000 to N70,000, and to minister/SGF/HCSF/Equivalent from N35,000 to N80,000,”
It further directed that “All enquiries relating to this circular should be directed to the commission.”
Different sectors and government institutions have threatened strike action regarding the poor attitude of funding by the Buhari-led administration including the Police Service Union which embarked on strike last Monday.
A full breakdown of the list:
“GL 01 — 04 and it is equivalent – N10,000 per diem
GL. 0S — 06 and it is equivalent – N15,000 per diem
GL. 07-10 and it is equivalent – N17,500 per diem
GL. 12 – 13 and it is equivalent – N20,000 per diem
GL. 14-15 and it is equivalent – N25,000 per diem
GL. 16 — 17 and it is equivalent – N37,500 per diem
Permanent Secretary/Equivalent – N70,000 per diem
Minister/SGF/HCSF/Equivalent – N80,000 per diem”