Our Reporter, Abuja
The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has approved an improved review of Duty Tour Allowance (DTA) to officers in the federal public service.
The approval was conveyed via a circular marked SWC/C/04/S.6/11/333, signed by the chairman of National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Mr Ekpo Nta, and dated August 31, 2022.
The circular which was sent to Chief of Staff to President, Ministers/Ministers of State, Secretary to the Government of Federation, Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Federal Permanent Secretaries, Auditor General and Accountant General, Heads of Federal Government parastatals, among others, said the upward review and its consequential adjustment take effect from September 1, 2022.
Based on the document, officers on Grade Levels 01 to 04 will now receive N10, 000 as against the former N5, 000. Those on Grade Levels 05 to 06 and its equivalent will go home with N15,000 per diem as against N5, 000.
Similarly, those between Grade Levels 07 and 10 and its equivalent will collect N17,500 per diem as against N12, 000 and those from Grade Levels 12 to 13 and its equivalent will now collect N20, 000 per diem as against N12, 000.
Whereas officers on Grade Levels 14 and 15 and equivalent will now go home with N25,000 per diem as against the former per diem of N16,000 and those on Grade Levels 16 and 17 and equivalent will now get N37, 500 as against N16, 000.
Permanent Secretaries will get N70,000 while Ministers, Secretary to Government of the Federation and Head of Civil Service of the Federation will now be paid N80, 000 per diem.