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Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Kwanza: 4:48pm On Nov 25, 2020
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...As Labour Poses For Showdown With Government

As Nigerians gear up to face the impending hardship as a result of the recession already steering in the face of Nigeria, Niger state government has concluded plans to slash the salaries of civil servants in the state by 50 percent to be able to cope with the present economic reality.

But the Organized Labour in the state have vowed that any attempt to slash the salaries of workers would be met with stiff resistance and this has set the stage for a possible showdown between the government and the labour.

Indication to this emerged on Monday when Government told officials of the NLC and those of the Trade Union Congress at a meeting held in the office of the Head of Service that it can no longer afford to pay 100% salaries to workers effective from December, 2020.

Our correspondent gathered that the meeting was attended by all members of the State Executive Council except the Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello and his Deputy Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed Ketso as well as all the Permanent Secretaries.

The meeting was addressed by the State Accountant General Alhaji Abdullahi Saidu where the news was broke to them.

The Accountant General, it was gathered, told the gathering that there was a drastic decline in the state income from the Federation Account and Internally Generated Revenue as a result, the state is now in a financial mess, and therefore had no choice than to take this painful decision.

Aside the dwindling allocation from the Federation Account, Saidu disclosed that series of deductions from source had further depleted the income of the state.

The Accountant General further informed the meeting that one percent above 50 will shut the government into deficit about N1.7billion hence the decision to Slash the salaries by 50%.

Although the government promised that the 50 percent deduction would be refunded back to workers when the economy improves, therefore the organized labour should show understanding with government, this however fell into the deaf ears of labour Representatives at the meeting.
It was gathered that the officials of the state NLC and those of the Trade Union Congress at the meeting, categorically told the government that it will not accept one percent less from workers salaries.

They were said to have told the government team that “Salary payment is a first line charge” as such whatever the government got it should pay 100% salaries and source for funds for other projects and programmes.

Worried by the development, Labour on Tuesday summoned an emergency Congress where the issue was put before the delegates.

The Congress rose from the emergency meeting held at the Labour house rejecting the decision of government but asked all the affiliate unions to return to their members to hold Congresses where the issue should top the agenda and gave the Unions till 6pm on Wednesday to submit in writing the decisions of the unions.

However as at 2pm on Wednesday no fewer than 28 affiliate unions in the state had returned their reports, backing the NLC in whatever step it will take to make the government change it decision.

The NLC and the TUC officials are expected to meet on Thursday where a final decision on the next line of action will be taken.

Efforts to get the comments of the state NLC chairman Comrade Yakubu Garba was abortive as he could not be reached on his cell phones neither was he in the office.

Also the Commissioner for Information Alhaji Mohammed Sani Idris could not be reached as he was said to have traveled out of the state for official engagements.

It could be recalled that Labour had in July this year embarked on three day warning strike when government slashed workers salaries by 30 percent, citing drop in revenue from Federation Account, occasioned by the outbreak of Coronavirus as it reasons.

https://www.sunnewsonline.com/breaking-recession-niger-government-to-slash-civil-servants-salary-by-50-from-december/

Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by HandmadeD: 4:52pm On Nov 25, 2020
Commendable.
FG will soon do their own grin

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by gaetano: 4:52pm On Nov 25, 2020
Buhari and his criminal wives have ruined Nigeria

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by TossTos: 4:54pm On Nov 25, 2020
Like if the whole politicians will do the same
It will never happen !
They dont care about us , they care more about how the newly bought suvs will be distribute to them as soon as possible .

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by nairalander2020: 4:55pm On Nov 25, 2020
the beginning of birth pain

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Kzinne: 4:58pm On Nov 25, 2020
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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Okoroawusa: 5:00pm On Nov 25, 2020
NLC should shut that state down joor!

What nonsense!

So you can't reduce governor, deputy governor,commissioners and state assembly salaries by 50%?

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Pierocash(m): 5:00pm On Nov 25, 2020
Why is it that the political class don't slash their own packages and salaries that are quite too bogus in time such as this,but are quick to tamper that of civil servants?

The wickedness and greed of these aliens is way beyond Satan himself. Even the devil has enrolled for a crash course in wickedness 101 in Nigeria political circle, he may not even graduate with distinction, the ground tight pass am

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by dangermouse(m): 5:05pm On Nov 25, 2020
Two recession in the spate of 4 years under one regime? Now thats what i call Record breaking! Back to back grin

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Jdaughter(f): 5:06pm On Nov 25, 2020
Ok

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by ATEAMS: 5:08pm On Nov 25, 2020
Tuuubadoo
Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Deathissweet: 5:08pm On Nov 25, 2020
Last last. Na scam

Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by bigdammyj: 5:08pm On Nov 25, 2020
Noted
Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Yeyenairaland(m): 5:09pm On Nov 25, 2020
They must be mad

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by lastempero: 5:09pm On Nov 25, 2020
Chai who do us this thing

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Samsimple(m): 5:10pm On Nov 25, 2020
Nonsense government

Check my signature

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by fourboys: 5:10pm On Nov 25, 2020
God help ur Children for this recession..


Amen
Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Fredmatic(m): 5:10pm On Nov 25, 2020
They won't start by slashing there own when things are hard, be look innocence civil servant managing their small pay to slash.

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by CSTRR: 5:11pm On Nov 25, 2020
I spit on Nigeria.

An abominable habitat.

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Nobody: 5:11pm On Nov 25, 2020
Either that OR they tax everyone heavily
Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Queenserah26(f): 5:12pm On Nov 25, 2020
There was a sharp decline in the state income and the Civil Servants are supposed to be sacrificial lambs How about starting with the Governor and his deputy angry

Nonsense and ingredient

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by amidel(m): 5:12pm On Nov 25, 2020
The government should just kill us.

Increase in prices of foodstuffs and still plans to slash salaries

Are government officials living outside Nigeria

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by HerMajestyCares(f): 5:12pm On Nov 25, 2020
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Terrible!how will they pay their bills will 50% salaries,

They should have slash the top state politicians salaries instead.


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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Yankee101: 5:12pm On Nov 25, 2020
Hunger loading
Buhari is a curse, both as military and civilian head

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by fastseo: 5:13pm On Nov 25, 2020
That's what they are good at.
Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by revived: 5:14pm On Nov 25, 2020
Pay in time
Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by sirqeeboi(m): 5:14pm On Nov 25, 2020
You slash their salary when the price of things are meant to go up..

Abagi how dem won cope?

It is you people that need to slash u na salaries.
From FG to Local Governments chairman.

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by tot(f): 5:14pm On Nov 25, 2020
PhiliptheArab:
Either that OR they tax everyone heavily

Smh. kikero, this is your new moniker, right? Continue.

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Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by pointstores(m): 5:14pm On Nov 25, 2020
Nawa
Re: Recession: Niger State To Slash Civil Servants Salary By 50% by Niceman4u(m): 5:14pm On Nov 25, 2020
If those civil servants supported the re-election of this diseaster called Buhari, it serves them well. Otherwise, I wish u them the best.

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