Assem­bly con­demns cut in work­ers’ salar­ies

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Haruna, Minna

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.

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