President Muhammadu Buhari has okayed the upward review of Duty Tour Allowances applicable to serving ministers, permanent secretaries/equivalents and workers in the federal public service.

According to a circular signed on Friday by Chairman National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo U. O. Nta and addressed to the Chief of Staff to the President, Deputy Chief of Staff to the President, Ministers/Ministers of State, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Chairmen, Federal Commissions, Clerk of the National Assembly Secretary, Auditor-General for the Federation, and Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, said the approval for a permanent secretary, which was N20,0000 is now N70,000, while the new duty tour approval for a Minister/SGF/Head of Service of the Federation/Equivalent from N35,000 is now N80,000. He said the approval took effect from September 1, 2022.

He also gave the comprehensive list of officers and their Duty Tour Allowances in furtherance to the Circular No. SWC/S/04/S.6/11/208 dated February 2, 2022 on the same subject.

The new approved Duty Tour Allowances for other category of public workers is as follows:

01-04 and its equivalent – N10,000 per diem; GL. 05-06 and its equivalent – N15,000 per diem; GL. 07-10 and its equivalent – N17,500 per diem; GL. 12-13 and its equivalent – N20,000 per diem; GL. 14-15 and its equivalent – N25,000 per diem and GL. 16-17 and its equivalent-N37,500 per diem.

He said all enquiries relating to the circular should be directed to the Commission.

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