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Buhari Increases Duty Tour Allowance For His Perm Secs, Ministers, Civil Servants

Buhari Increases Duty Tour Allowance For His Perm Secs, Ministers, Civil Servants

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved an increase in the travel allowance (DTA) for ministers, permanent secretaries and civil servants from level 1 to 17.

Duty allowance is the amount paid by the government when a public official is on an official business trip.

The approval of the new allowances was communicated in a circular dated August 31, 2022 and signed by Ekpo Nta, Chairman of the National Salaries, Income and Wage Commission.

NTA says new allowances will take effect from September 1.

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 inquiries 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 it’s equivalent – N10,000 per diem

• GL 05-06 and it’s equivalent – N15,000 per diem

• GL 07-10 and it’s equivalent – N17,500 per diem

• GL 12-13 and it’s equivalent – N20,000 per diem

• GL 14-15 and it’s equivalent – N25,000 per diem

• GL 16-17 and it’s equivalent – N37,500 per diem

• Permanent secretary/equivalent – N70,000 per diem

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

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Written by Kester E.

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