- The Trade Union Congress (TUC) condemns the plan by the federal government to review the remuneration of political office holders
- The TUC says the plan to review the remuneration of political office holders is a conspiracy that must not be allowed to stand
- The labour union argues that it is alarming to increase the remuneration of political office holders at a time when the country is struggling with debt and economic challenges
Labour union, the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has opposed the plan by the federal government to review the remuneration of political officeholders.
The TUC in a statement described the plan to review the remuneration of political office holders as a conspiracy that must not be allowed to stand, The Sun reports.
The union said it was alarming that the revenue mobilisation, allocation and fiscal commission was planning to increase the remuneration of political office holders at a time when the country was struggling with debt and economic challenges.
It advocated for a Nigeria to adopt a unicameral legislature like some countries to cut the cost of governance.
The TUC questioned why local councilors with O’Level result earn higher than university professors in Nigeria.
What Nigerian politicians holders earn always been an issue of contentious debates.
In another report, Osagie Ehanire, the minister of health, on Tuesday, January 28, confirmed that only in 2020, Nigeria has recorded 41 deaths and 258 cases of Lassa fever outbreak in not less than 19 states.
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In a briefing on Tuesday, January 28, Ehanire said that Nigerians should embark on massive hygiene in all their activities as a preventive measure, Channels TV reports.
Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has made a huge sacrifice in order for his administration to be able to pay salaries and pensions as and when due.
The governor, through his spokesman, announced on Tuesday, January 28, that he forfeit his security votes to ensure workers in the state are adequately taken care of.
Uzodinma's decision was reportedly necessitated by the financial limitations of the state.
To politics, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might have got more than what it bargained for, over its threat to quit future general elections in Nigeria, as the presidency lambasted the former ruling party.
Legit.ng reports that the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, noted that Nigeria would be better if the PDP eventually makes its threat a reality.
She described quitting of future elections by the PDP as good news, adding that Nigeria would be freed from gun-totting, vote-buying, and selling and ballot snatching.
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