The Request

Received on 16 November 2016

From:  [] 

Sent: 16 November 2016 05:57

To: IG_Disclosures

Subject: Request for staff salary grades

Please could you email me a current staff of salary grades for your organization which includes lower and upper grades limit for each grades

I will like to have the information for Nigeria operations only.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards,


Responded on 18 November 2016

From: IG_Disclosures 

Sent: 18 November 2016 15:15


Subject: RE: Request for staff salary grades (FOI/2016/81)

Case Reference: FOI/2016/81

18 November 2016


Thank you for your request for information dated 16 November 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 ₦ 1,326,166 ₦ 1,479,462
1a ₦ 1,481,788 ₦ 1,982,731
2 ₦ 2,245,617 ₦ 3,249,566
4 ₦ 3,566,599 ₦ 4,755,441
6 ₦ 5,415,936 ₦ 7,133,207
7 ₦ 7,925,773 ₦ 10,831,884
8 ₦ 11,624,451 ₦ 15,058,973
9 ₦ 17,881,959 ₦ 23,658,127

* All amounts in the table above are in Nigerian Naira

I hope the information provided has been useful. 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and should be addressed to: 

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures)

Information Governance and Risk Management 

British Council

Bridgewater House

58 Whitworth Street


M1 6BB 


If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have a right to appeal to the Information Commissioner for a decision at: 

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Yours sincerely

Information Governance Advisor (Disclosures) | Information Governance and Risk Management Team