Subsidy: FG will review workers salary – Akpabio



Godswill Akpabio, president of the senate, says the salaries of workers in the public sector will be reviewed as a way of cushioning the effect of petrol subsidy removal.


President Bola Tinubu, during his inaugural speech on May 29, said subsidy on petrol is “gone”.


The pump price of petrol has continued to surge across the country since the president’s pronouncement, with a litre now selling for N617 in the federal capital territory (FCT) and N630 in Adamawa.


Speaking when he hosted Abiodun Oyebanji, governor of Ekiti, at his office in Abuja on Tuesday, Akpabio said the country would not have survived the next few years if subsidy was still in place.


 “Nigeria as a country would not have survived the next few years if the fuel subsidy had not been removed,” he said.


“Salaries and wages of workers would be reviewed in order to ensure that Nigerians have a living wage.


“The senate is very proud of your representatives in the 10th national assembly.


 “They are committed and dedicated members of the legislature and that means the people of Ekiti, the ‘land of knowledge’ have a lot to offer this country, particularly the senate.


“We will work with Ekiti state for the overall benefit of Nigerians.”


On his part, Oyebanji said the senate has the support of Ekiti to succeed.

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  1. This can never be a solution. If fed govt workers get a living wage, what about state and LG workers that are getting getting peanut as salary. A director in the state and LG is getting less than 100k per month and even if the whole nign budget is given to govs they will not increase the salary that will reflect reality. What about those majority poor that are not even working . We want to hear a sustainable approach, such as genuine intention to repair refineries.

  2. It's only federal government that people working with? Workers in state and local government with the same certificates from same universities are getting nothing.


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