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Tinubu Announces N25,000 Monthly Salary Boost for Low-Grade Civil Servants

Tinubu Announces N25,000 Monthly Salary Boost for Low-Grade Civil Servants

President Bola Tinubu has revealed a significant salary increment of N25,000 per month for low-grade civil servants in a bid to mitigate the effects of the fuel subsidy removal policy.

Tinubu unveiled this wage hike during his Independence Day address to the nation on Sunday, October 1. He clarified that the salary increase would remain in effect for a six-month period.

Acknowledging the challenges facing Nigerians and the looming indefinite strike by organized labour, Tinubu expressed his empathy for the hardships experienced by citizens, stating, “I wish to explain to you why we must endure this trying moment. Those who sought to perpetuate the fuel subsidy and broken foreign exchange policies are people who would build their family mansion in the middle of a swamp.”

He continued, “I am different. I am not a man to erect our national home on a foundation of mud. To endure, our home must be constructed on safe and pleasant ground.”

President Tinubu emphasized the necessity of reform despite its pain, asserting that it was essential for the nation’s future greatness. He envisioned a Nigeria where wealth and prosperity were equitably distributed and not concentrated in the hands of a select few.

He proclaimed, “A Nigeria where hunger, poverty, and hardship are pushed into the shadows of an ever-fading past.”

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Tinubu outlined the government’s efforts to ease the burden on citizens, including public sector reforms, fiscal and monetary policy adjustments to combat inflation, support for the poor and vulnerable, and an increase in the federal minimum wage.

He revealed, “For the next six months, the average low-grade worker shall receive an additional Twenty-Five Thousand naira per month.”

To stimulate grassroots development, a dedicated Infrastructure Support Fund for states has been established, with states already receiving funds to provide relief against rising food and commodity prices.

Furthermore, President Tinubu highlighted the significance of lowering transport costs and introduced the deployment of cheaper and safer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) buses nationwide. These buses are set to operate at a fraction of current fuel prices, benefiting transport fares.

Tinubu concluded by emphasizing the historic moment of embracing more efficient means to power the nation’s economy.

The President’s address offers a glimpse into the government’s commitment to addressing the economic challenges faced by Nigerians while emphasizing the importance of reform and equitable wealth distribution.

Tinubu Announces N25,000 Monthly Salary Boost for Low-Grade Civil Servants

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