Salaries, Allowances of Political Office Holders to Undergo Review

Salaries, Allowances of Political Office Holders

The presidency plans to undertake a major review of the salaries and allowances of Nigeria’s political office holders, and public servants in some federal government agencies.

Already, a presidential committee on salaries, headed by the finance minister, had been constituted to handle the exercise.

Labour and employment minister, Senator Chris Ngige, who is the co-chairman of the committee, made this known while receiving executive officials of the Nigerian union of local government employees (NULGE) who came to congratulate him on his reappointment as a minister, on Tuesday in Abuja.

He explains that there is the need to review the salaries and allowances given to all political office holders in the country, and higher wages being earned by civil servants in some federal agencies.

The committee, according to Ngige, will examine the existing 12 wage structures in the public service, after the adjustment of the new national minimum wage for workers earning N30,000 and above monthly.

He says that the last holistic review of wages took place in 2011.

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