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STAFF COMPENSATION MATTERS CONT'
Review of NYSC Corpers’ Allowance
The Commission set up and hosted the Inter-agency Committee on the upward review of the monthly allowance of corpers in the National Youth Service Corps. The recommendation of the Committee for the increase of the allowance from the old rate of N9,775.00 per month to N19,800.00 was first approved by the Commission’s Board and afterwards by the Government. As usual the enabling circular was promptly issued by the Commission.
A-6 Request of the Police to Exit from the Contributory Pension Scheme
Following the request of the Nigeria Police Force to be allowed to exit from the Contributory Pension Scheme, an Inter-agency Committee with the Commission providing the chairman looked into the request and made some recommendations in a report which it submitted to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
A-7 Pay Review for MDAs
The Government approved the request for the following organizations for review of their pay packages as a result of the 53.37%salary increase granted by Government to the Hamonised Salaries in the Federal Public Service. This was based on the various recommendations of the Commission in year 2011.
- Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS);
- Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) ;
- Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) ;
- National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS;
- Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) ;
- National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA);
- Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) ;
- Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC);
- Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) ;
During the period, the job- specific allowancess of the following agencies were also reviewed:
- Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHETCO) ;
- Area Court and Customary Court Judges in the FCT;
- National Broadcasting Commission (NBC);
- Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) ;
- National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) – migration from CONPSS to CONRAISS.
The Commission also conveyed approval for a pay increase affecting allowances only for the staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), following Mr. President’s approval of a collective agreement between their sector unions and their management.
A-8 Remuneration Payable at Home (Nigeria) to Officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Overseas Posting
This comlpex issue was complehensively treated and approved as a recommendation by the Commission’s Board to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is expected to take further necessary steps to actualise its implementation.
A-9 Industrial Harmony in the Health Sector
The Commission was represented by the Commissioner (Compensation)
in the Presidential Committee on Industrial Harmony in the Health Sector,
chaired by Justice Abdullahi Bello Gusau, which completed its
assignment in December 2011.
A-10 Review of the Remuneration of Security Commissionaires
The Commission processed the request for the review of the Remuneration, Overtime Allowance and Administrative Charges of security commissionaires of the Nigerian Legion serving in Federal Government establishments. The package has since been approved first, by the Commission’s Board and later by the Federal Government. As usual, a circular on its implementation was promptly issued.
A-11 Development of a Framework for Scarce Skill Allowance
The Commission has, in consultation with stakeholders, prepared the
draft Guidelines on the Administration of the Scarce Skill Allowance.
The document is presently being processed to Government for
consideration and approval, before implementation. The scheme,
which had been approved in a white paper by Government in 2007, is
meant to provide extra remuneration to attract and retain highly-
skilled personnel into the public service.
A-12 Salary Inspection
As part of the programme of Pay Comparability Studies for 2011, the
National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission, embarked on salary
inspection of some selected Ministries, Departments and Agencies
(MDAs) in the Federal Public Service.
The objectives of the salary inspection programme were to:
- ascertain the level of compliance of public service establishments with government’s staff compensation policies;
- identify specific problems of salary administration encountered by the establishments in order to assist them to resolve them; and
- Obtain baseline data on remuneration policies and practices of government agencies, in order to enrich the Commission’s data bank on staff compensation.
A total of 41 establishments were selected for the exercise.
Out of the 41 establishments selected, 34 were inspected. Out of the 34 inspected 13 were found not to be fully adhering to government pay policy while others were fully compliant.
The thirteen (13) establishments with the observed infractions have since been informed of the observations and directed to adhere fully to government pay policies. Furthermore, the Commission had informed the appropriate supervising authorities of the findings and actions taken.