The Request

Received on 13 July 2016


Please could you email me a list of the current staff salary grades for your organisation which includes the lower and upper limits for each grade.

I confirm I would like information for Nigeria operations only.

Thank you.


Our Response

Responded on 19 July 2016

Case Reference: FOI/2016/47 

19 July 2016 



Thank you for your request for information dated 13 July 2016 concerning a list of the current staff salary grades, for British Council operations in Nigeria, which includes the lower and upper limits for each grade. Your request has been handled under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000 and has been passed to me for reply.

 I can confirm, under section 1 (1) (a) of the FOIA, that the British Council does hold the information you have requested.

Pay Band/Salary Grade Minimum/Lower Limit Maximum/Upper Limit
1c ₦ 1,211,111 ₦ 1,351,107
1a ₦ 1,353,231 ₦ 1,810,714
2 ₦ 2,050,792 ₦ 2,967,640
4 ₦ 3,257,167 ₦ 4,342,868
6 ₦ 4,946,060 ₦ 6,514,343
7 ₦ 7,238,149 ₦ 9,892,132
8 ₦ 10,615,937 ₦ 13,752,485
9 ₦ 16,330,556 ₦ 21,605,595

* All amounts in the table above are in Nigerian Naira


 I hope the information provided has been useful. 

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Yours sincerely