Nigerian govt. will increase workers salary – Senate President

Nigerian govt. will increase workers salary – Senate President

Senate President Godswill Obot Akpabio has stated that the Federal Government will increase workers’ salary to ease the aftereffects of the already suspended subsidy on petrol.

Akpabio gave the hint while hosting the governor of Ekiti State, Abiodun Oyebanji, and members of parliament from the State in his office at the National Assembly on Tuesday.

The top lawmaker disclosed that the Federal Government was aware of the hardships being encountered as a result of the removal subsidy on petrol.

According to him, the withdrawal of fuel subsidies was part of the current administration’s effort to combat corruption, as the fuel subsidy regime is laced with corruption.

He said “Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed”, while adding that the government will have capacity to pay salaries and wages, if reviewed upwards.

On his part, the Ekiti State Governor, Abiodun Oyebanji expressed his gratitude to the Senate President for his warm reception and his commitment to the welfare and progress of our great nation.

He said “During our meeting, we engaged in fruitful discussions, focusing on various matters of mutual interest, including the progress and development of Ekiti State.

” It was a productive exchange of ideas, where we had the opportunity to present our state’s aspirations and highlight some pressing issues that require immediate attention and support from the Senate President and other distinguished members of the National Assembly.”

Many Nigerians have been bearing the heavy consequences of the already suspended subsidy on fuel.

i-News reported that the Nigerians woke up to a new reality as prices of fuel soar to a high record price.

Many citizens have lamented the sudden change as prices of food, transportation, and logistics surge further.

Payments for subsidies on fuel have kept the price of fuel down in Nigeria for years but the government has ended the programme saying it is expensive and riddled with corruption.

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