FG Begin review of allowances, wages of governors, other political office holders
The Federal government has began a review on the wages and allowances of governors and all political office holders in the country.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige revealed this while speaking at a meeting with members of Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in his office in Abuja.
Recall that Chris Ngige is spearheading the negotiation between the Federal Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC on issues regarding the implementation of the new minimum wage of civil servants.
Speaking to members of NULGE, the Minister said:
“The last holistic wage review took place in 2011 and a new one is being planned. What is a governor doing with hazard allowance? What hazard when the state is feeding him and his family? What is a governor doing with constituency allowance? The whole state is his constituency. These are what will be holistically reviewed.”
Speaking further, the Minister said “government has put up the Presidential Committee on Salaries headed by the Minister of Finance and co-chaired by me” to review the wages and allowances.
According to Ngige “There are people who earn 300 percent of what others earn and they have the same degree.