Given the realities on the ground, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has suggested a wage review of 50% increase “across the board.”
The suggestion was made by the labor union in a letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The letter, which was dated August 8, was in response to the economic recommendations made by the state governors.
As was previously mentioned, the Governors had advocated for a number of recommendations, including the abolition of the fuel subsidy, the retirement of government officials at the age of 50, and the scaling back of National Assembly constituency projects.
The union criticized the Governors for wanting to force workers into early retirement, adding that anyone who supported this notion “should be punished as enemies of the government.”
The union requested that the Buhari-led administration think on raising worker pay rather than considering early retirement.
“While we commend you for your thoughtfulness for a wage increase, truth of the matter is that given the misfortune that has befallen the Nigerian populace, especially workers with fixed incomes, there is an urgent need for a massive intervention much deeper than the 22 percent,” the letter, signed by NLC President Ayuba Wabba, said.
“We would recommend a 50 percent salary review across the board given the realities on ground.”
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