Shock As Buhari’s Men Block The Increase Of Salary For Suffering Government Workers

By Post-Nigeria: October 5, 2019 15:24

Shock As Buhari’s Men Block The Increase Of Salary For Suffering Government Workers

Organised Labour, has been urged to tread softly, and not to take any rash action over consequential increment for senior staff, in the new minimum wage implementation.
The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, gave this advice, even as it commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his genuine commitment to taking the new national minimum wage issue to a positive conclusion.
The BMO said in a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsuji, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, that President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated sincere commitment over the minimum wage, by signing the enabling Act without delay.

“The President has equally directed the implementation of the initial stage of the new minimum wage, which is already being paid to junior staff in the Federal Public Service, while the government will reconstitute the Tripartite Committee, to find an amicable solution to the issue of consequential pay for senior civil servants.”
The BMO noted that while Labour wants 29 percent as consequential increment for senior staff on GL07-14, and 24 percent for staff on SGL15-17, the government is suggesting 11 percent for those on SGL07-14, and 6.5 percent for those on SGL15-17, respectively.

The position of the government is informed by the huge responsibility of managing conflicting demands in the areas of security, infrastructure development, education, and care for internally displaced persons, among others.
The BMO reminds Nigerians, and Organised Labour, of the inadequate revenue, huge recurrent expenditure on salaries and pension which constitute a serious financial challenge, despite continuing efforts to block leakages in the system.

The BMO recalls “with appreciation”, the resolution by both the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, to list President Muhammadu Buhari as a ‘friend of Labour’, because of his openness to Labour, and accommodation of its reasonable demands and recommendation, which promote industrial peace in the country.
The Buhari Media Organisation speaking further, urged the Labour movements to continue on this path of dialogue, for a sustainable industrial peace that benefits everybody.