The Federal Government has revealed a new condition of service and salary scale for staff of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC).
This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami.
Pantami said, “One of the major challenges I came across in the supervision of the NIMC was the poor working condition of the staff.
Since the inception of NIMC in 2007, multiple attempts have been made to change the narrative of the staff emoluments without success.
The process towards achieving a functional condition of service for the Commission has been a long and daunting task that commenced since 2010.
“I compared the NIMC personnel policy with what we have in other parastatals under the communications and digital economy ministry and found out NIMC has the poorest staff remuneration existing then was not commensurate to the work delivery expected from the commission.”
He, therefore, encouraged staff to be diligent in their duties due to the sensitivity of their job.
According to reports, the new annual salary scale has been increased from N5 billion to N16.7 billion.
The minister also disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) had approved N25 billion to upgrade the infrastructure of NIMC.
He asked the governing board and management of NIMC to ensure the proper utilization of the approved funds.