A human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice, CHRSJ, has thrown its weight behind the position of the organised labour, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, cautioning the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government against pay cut for civil servants as part of the moves to reduce the cost of governance in Nigeria.
The rights group also urged the members of the National Assembly to forget the collection of N9.2 billion wardrobe allowance as part of their sacrifice for good governance as being preached on the change slogan of the present administration in the country.
In an online statement issued and signed by the Executive Chairman of the group, Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, which was email to the Nigerian Pilot Sunday, declared that cutting of the salaries of civil servants would tantamount to anti-workers drive in the land.
Comrade Sulaiman maintained that the present administration should be thinking of how to increase the salaries of the workers that were doing the bulk of the works in the entire government establishment in the nation, enjoining the present administration to revive the ailing economy of the land.
His words, “Any attempt to cut the salaries of the workers may lead to labour crisis in the country and the crisis will not augur well for the nation at this crucial time. This is high time the Federal Government should come up for upward review of the workers’ salaries in the land and all well meaning Nigerians should support the organised labour in defence of the subject matter. The National Assembly members should sacrifice the controversial N9.2 billion for the growth and development of the country.”

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