President Buhari Increases Duty Tour Allowance For Ministers, Perm Secs, Civil Servant


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase in duty tour allowances (DTAs) for ministers, permanent secretaries and civil servants on grade level one to 17.

 

Duty tour allowance refers to the amount paid by the government when a public servant embarks on an official trip.


The circular reads: "The president of the federal republic of Nigeria has approved the upward review of duty tour allowances applicable to Permanent Secretary/Equivalent from N20,0000 to N70,000, and to minister/SGF/HCSF/Equivalent from N35,000 to N80,000,” the circular reads.

 

"All enquiries relating to this circular should be directed to the commission."

 

A breakdown of the new DTA as contained in the circular is presented below:

 

• GL 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

• GL 16-17 and its equivalent – N37,500 per diem

• Permanent secretary/equivalent – N70,000 per diem

• Minister/SGF/HCSF/equivalent – N80,000 per diem

 

In August, the president said there is a need for an urgent salary review in the federal civil service, owing to the high inflation rate across the world.

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