Home Govt. Agencies [VERIFIED] ITF Salary Structure in Nigeria

[VERIFIED] ITF Salary Structure in Nigeria

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The Nigerian Industrial Training Fund also called the ITF was established in 1971 under Decree 47 of 1971, which was amended in 2011. The Industrial Training Fund was established to provide training and develop a generation of skilled manpower in Nigeria.

Since its inception, the fund has contributed massively to the development of skills acquisitions, and training programs across Nigeria. The Student’s Work Experience Scheme is the most popular initiative of the funds which brings academia closer to the industry.

ITF Departments

  • Directorate
  • Admin and Human Resource
  • Finance and Account
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Business and Training Development
  • Field Services
  • Revenue Inspectorate and Compliance
  • Technical Vocational Skills and Training
  • Procurement
  • Research and Curriculum Development
  • Technical Vocational Skills and Training
  • Corporate Planning
  • Internal Audit
  • Public Affairs
  • Legal and Council Affairs
  • Standardization, Certification, and Consultancy

ITF salary structure

According, to the Salaries, Income, and Wages Commission, the harmonized salary for the Industrial Training fund under the Revenue Generating Agencies salary structure is as follows;

Grade Level 7 (Step 1-5) – N63986 to N87,000

Grade level 8 (Step 1-5) –   N79,089 to N97,000

Grade level 9 (Step 1-5) –   N82,000 to N131,000

Grade level 10 (Step 1-5) –   N87,000 to N139,070

Grade level 12 (Step 1-5) –   N98,070 to N147,009

Grade level 13 (Step 1-4) –   N114,670 to N158,670

Grade level 14 (Step 1-4) –   N135,100 to N195,809

Grade level 15 (Step 1-5) –   N153,004 to N277,100

Grade level 16 (Step 1-6) –   N238,100 to N366,060

Grade level 17 (Step 1-5) –   N597,030 to N665,000

Note: Grade 17 Step 5 will automatically become the Director General, subject to the approval of the president. Also, the Industrial Training fund uses the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (Check out the civil service commission salary) (CONPSSS).

ITF Allowances

Housing allowance: Staff members of the Industrial Training Fund are also covered by the housing scheme of the Federal Government of Nigeria under the National Housing Fund which is deducted monthly from their salaries.

Annual leave allowance: Each staff is entitled to a three-week annual with 10% of his or her annual salary as a leave allowance.

Health care: Each employee of the federal government is covered by the national insurance scheme.

Some Important ITF questions

How can I get ITF certificate?

You can get your ITF certificate by submitting the following documents to the Industrial Training Fund.

  • A copy of your company’s certificate of incorporation
  • A copy of your company’s audited account
  • Tax clearance
  • A copy of your company’s payroll

Is ITF compulsory in Nigeria?

The Industrial Training Fund is a compulsory tax that all companies registered or operating in Nigeria must pay.

Who is the DG of ITF in Nigeria?

Presently, the director-general of the Industrial Training Fund is Sir Joseph N. Ari. Joseph Ari was born in 1960 and holds a postgraduate diploma in Journalism.

What is the importance of Siwes?

SIWES which is also known as the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme is a program funded by the Industrial training fund to bridge the gap between classroom knowledge and industrial practice. The scheme was introduced to provide students with the necessary skills and training that will help them become self-reliant and employable.


  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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