NLC KICKS AGAINST INCREMENT OF RENUMERATION FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HOLDERS
Written by Samson Ojeniran on February 2, 2023
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has kicked against the demand by Public and Political office holders in the country for an increment of their remuneration package by the Federal Government.
The Kano NLC chairman, Malam Kabiru Minjibir, said this while speaking on behalf of NLC chairmen of the zone at the zonal public hearing on the review of the remuneration package for public, political and judicial office holders on Wednesday in Kano.
Minjibir said that such a review was not necessary at a time the country was grappling with a lot of economic challenges.
He noted that no amount of increase in Naira terms would be good enough if the government didn’t control the rising inflation and high cost of goods in the country.
The NLC chairman urged the Federal Government to suspend the upward review of the remuneration package for now.
He further added that such a review could lead to an upward increase or decrease in the remuneration of political office holders in the country.
He however noted that the NLC supported wage review of judges.