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NSIWC Background History

It is interesting to note that the history of Nigeria’s pay structure predates her political independence. In the process of evolving an enduring pay structure and incomes policy in the country, many Commissions were set up.

Some of the major ones were:

1934

The Hunt Commission

1941

Bridges Committee of Enquiry

1945

The Tudor Davis Commission

1946

The Harragin Commission

1947

The Miller Commission of the Gorsuch Commission (1955),

1956

Newns Commission, the Elwood Grading Team

1959

The Mbanefo Commission of

1963

The Morgan Commission

1970 – 1971

The Adebo Commission

1974

Public Service Review Commission (Udoji Report)

1981

The Cookey Commission

Other Commissions were:

1990

The Fatai Williams Committee

Longe
Commission

The Commission on the Review of Higher Education in Nigeria

1994

The 1994 Review Panel on the Civil Service Reforms (Ayida Panel)

1997

The Vision 2010 Committee Report

1998

The Committee on Harmonisation of Remuneration in the Public Service

PERTINENT FEATURES OF SOME OF THE COMMISSIONS ARE PROVIDED BELOW:

The Tudor Davis and Harragin Commission (1945 and 1946)

They primarily focused on the review of wages and general conditions of service. The Commissions made fundamental ...
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The Miller Commission of 1947

The Commission recommended the application of the principle of payment based on geographical location of workers, especially the daily paid ones. It went further...
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The Gorsuch Commission (1955)

The Commission examined the structure and remuneration of the Public Service. It observed some defects in the rigid division of the service into “Senior” and “Junior” a ...
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The Morgan Commission (1964)

This was the first post-independence Commission in the country whose focus was basically on “junior” workers in both the public and private sectors. The general strike of...
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The Adebo Commission (1971)

It addressed some of the problems facing the public sector, particularly the envisaged shortage of senior civil servants on account of their abysmally low remuneration package. It was...
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The Public Service Review Commission (1972/74)

The Udoji Commission of 1974 focused on the larger issue of increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the Public Service in the...
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Williams and Williams Commission 1975

It was set up to correct the anomalies in the Udoji Review.

The Presidential Commission on Salaries(1981)

This Commission was set up by the government following the agitation of university staff to opt out of the..
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The Presidential Commission on Parastatals

This Commission was set up as a result of agitation for higher salaries, more generous allowances and better conditions of service...
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Adamolekun Commission 1981

Focused on Federal Government owned tertiary educational institutions apart from the Universities i.e. Federal Polytechnics, Colleges of Technology, advanced Teachers and Technical Colleges.

The Justice A Fatai Williams Committee (1990)

This Commission was set up to look into the request of doctors to opt out of the UGSS because of the decline in their status..
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The Longe Commission Report (1991)

The Commission focused on some aspects of the problems of tertiary institutions, such as funding, salaries, conditions of service and...
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The Allison Ayida Panel (1994)

This Review Panel on the Civil Service Reform was set up to, among others, identify the various factors that had led to low morale in the Civil Service..
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The Report of the Vision 2010 Committee (1997)

The Committee undertook an in-depth study of the compensation package in the Civil Service and made..
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