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Buhari govt looking for trouble – NASU warns against workers’ pay cut

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The Non-Educational Employees Union of Academic and Related Establishments (NASU) has warned the President Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities, to not toy with civil servants.

The Normal Secretary, Peters Adeyemi in an announcement on Sunday known as the plan to slash federal employees’ salaries “provocative’’.

On Might 4, Zainab Ahmed, Finance Minister made the disclosure on the Nationwide Coverage Dialogue on Corruption and Price of Governance organized by the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee (ICPC).

Ahmed introduced that the Nationwide Salaries, Incomes and Wages Fee (NSIWC) had been directed to overview present salaries.

Ayuba Wabba, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President warned that the thought was tantamount to a “mass suicide”.

Commending the administration for paying salaries often, NASU stated the transfer to embark on a pay lower can be victory for these decided to be insensitive to the plight of employees.

“Somewhat than depart employees to stay of their present state of need, they’ve determined to impress and incite them in opposition to the identical authorities they’re working for.

“No authorities official who needs Nigerian employees nicely and is within the peace of the nation will advise on this line of coverage route presently”, Adeyemi famous.

The union chief warned that residents battling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic shouldn’t be thrown into additional distress.

He cited the excessive price of residing attributable to hyperinflation, costs of meals gadgets, will increase in electrical energy tariffs and the price of petrol.

NASU known as for the discount of political workplace holders’ wages and the large recurrent expenditure spent on them yearly.

The physique condemned the duplication of features amongst ministers, ministers of state, particular advisers, particular assistants, heads of companies and their retinue of non-public workers.

Calling for the overview of some authorities positions, Adeyemi recalled this was captured within the Public Sector Reforms report of the Adamu Fika Committee arrange by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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