Some retired permanent secretaries on Friday, January 11, in Abuja, said there are over 100 different salary structures in the federal civil service alone, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the retired permanent secretaries differed on the modalities to implement the proposed salary and minimum wage reviews proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The trio spoke under condition of anonymity in different interviews. One of the permanent secretaries said: “We have too many salary structures in the federal civil service with the NNPC, and its subsidiaries, for example, having over a dozen different salary structures and being paid by the same government.”
According to him, the present federal workforce is too bogus and is one of the reasons for the inefficiency in the nation’s work force.
“Even less than half of the present work force can do better than what we are having now,” he said.
Another retired permanent secretary was of the opinion that the government must be decisive, but carry all the stakeholders along in the proposed review.
“Even while the President have not said the reviews would be downward, it is clear to all that this would be a downward review. My concern here is, to cite a popular example, the case of the medical doctors with the pharmacists, earning different salary structures in the same field. There are likely going to be industrial crisis, but this can be managed if the government can show commitment and make the processes transparent,” he said.
However, another of the permanent secretaries said: “So there must be serious nationwide actions. I cannot imagine the states that are failing to meet up the N18, 000 minimum wage, despite the federal government interventions, to be able to meet up N30, 000 or any other added figure.”
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Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of nine new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service (FCS).
According to a statement signed by Winifred Oyo-Ita, the head of the civil service of the federation, the list of the federal permanent secretaries and their states of origin are as follows: Bakari Wadinga from Adamawa, M.K. Dikwa from Borno, Ajani Magdalene N. Olor from Delta, and Umakhihe Ernest Afolabi, Edo, Vanguard reports.
The others are Mbaeri Maurice Nnamdi, Imo; Babatunde Lawal, Lagos; Festus Yusuf Narai Daudu, Nasarawa; Abel Olumuyiwa Enitan, Osun and Musa Hanafi Moriki from Zamfara.
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