Assembly condemns cut in workers’ salaries
The Niger State House of Assembly has condemned the decision of the state government to slash the salaries of civil and public servants in the state, describing it as unlawful.
The House therefore asked the state governor to refund the 50 per cent cut or face dire consequences.
The Chairman, House Committee on Labour and Productivity, Honorable Abdulmalik Madaki made the stand of the House known while briefing newsmen at the House of Assembly complex in Minna, declaring that no one had the right to tamper with the salaries of civil and public workers.
“Our salary is a law. The way the civil servants’ salaries were slashed, so were the salaries of the legislators slashed into two. Salary is regulated by the law and someone cannot slash it without consultation with the House of Assembly,” he said.
From left: Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Moses Adeyemo; Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Sadanobu Kusaoke; Olubadan of Ibadanlan, Oba Saliu Adetunji; State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi; Japan-based Oyo indigene, Mr. Bobby Ologun; and Director in the Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Opeyemi Ariba, during the handing over of one of the school projects undertaking by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency across the state, in Ibadan on Monday.