FG Mulls Single Salary Scale for Federal Civil Service, MDAs

Plans are underway for a single salary scale that will be performance-based for civil servants in ministries, departments, and agencies of the Federal Government, the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, has said.

It was gathered from a virtual interactive session with a cross-section of civil servants across various MDAs that plans were underway by the Federal Government to ensure that civil servants enjoyed “better days,” following the removal of the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol.

According to report from the PUNCH, a statement released by her office, which was signed by the Director of Press, Muhammed Ahmed on Saturday read partly, “Dr Yemi-Esan, CFR, highlighted government’s plans to improve the welfare of workers worsened by the present excruciating economic conditions, such as the introduction of a single salary scale for workers in ministries, extra-ministerial departments, and agencies, which she said will be tied to productivity, not profession; allowances, palliatives, and subsidised transportation to cushion the effects, in the next few weeks.

The head of service further emphasised the issue of promotion arrears and the timely release of letters of promotion to avoid accumulated years of promotion allowance.

She insisted that yearly promotion processes should start and end within the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and also urged MDAs to submit their requests for promotion arrears on time, to enable the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation to forward same.

The statement added, “Reiterating one of the objectives of the interactive session, which is to get feedback from the civil servants on the on-going transformation of the service, Dr Yemi-Esan also highlighted a number of impactful initiatives as captured under the Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021- 2025 (FCSSIP 25).

“These include induction, SMAT-P and LEAD-P, which were resuscitated to propel the service to be capable of competing, favourably, with those of other climes.

“Dr Yemi-Esan, CFR, spoke extensively on digitalisation and Performance Management System, as key drivers of high productivity.”