The Federal Government last week approved the adjustment in pensions of retirees under the Defined Benefit Scheme, arising from the implementation of the New National Minimum Wage Act 2019. Below is the Circular released by National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) on the Consequential Adjustment in pensions arising from National Minimum Wage 2019.
Circular No. SWC/S/04/S.542/II/298 Dated 28th April 2021 on “Consequential Adjustment in Pensions Arising From The Implementation of The New National Minimum Wage 2019”
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CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENT IN PENSIONS ARISING FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE, 2019
Consequent upon the implementation of the National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Act 2019 and consequential adjustment in the salaries of employees in the Federal Public Service, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has approved the consequential adjustment in the pensions of retirees, under the defined benefit scheme, of agencies on the following salary structures:
(i) Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS);
(ii) Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS);
(iii) Consolidated Tertiary Institutions Salary Structure (CONTISS II);
(iv) Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure (CONUASS II);
(v) Consolidated Tertiary Educational Salary Structure'(CONTEDISS);
(vi) Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Salary Structure (CONPCASS);
(vii) Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS);
(viii) Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS);
(ix) Consolidated Intelligence Community Salary Structure (CONICSS:);
(x) Consolidated Armed Forces salary Structure (CONAFSS);
(xi) Consolidated Police Salary Structure (CONPOSS); and
(xii) Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS).
The table showing the absolute increases is attached as Annex I.
This approval takes effect from 18th April 2019.
It should be noted that retirees of agencies that are not in any of the above mentioned salary structures will not be entitled to these increases in their pensions. However, these agencies should, in line with sections 173 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and 3 (P) of NSIWC Act, apply to the Commission to determine the appropriate increases that will be applicable to their retirees.
Enquiries relating to this circular should be directed to the Commission.
Signed by Ekpo U O Nta, Esq, Acting Chairman of National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC)
TABLE OF CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENT IN PENSIONS ARISING FROM THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE, 2019. Effective Date: 18th April 2019
|CONPSS Grade Level||Current Pension per month (N)||Approved (%) Increase In Pension||New Pension per month (N)||Absolute Increase per month (N)|
Note; The absolute increase will apply to all pensioners on equivalent grade level on the other harmonized salary structure.
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