“N35,000 Wage Award Not Enough”: APC Workers Threaten Protest Over Economic Hardship

“N35,000 Wage Award Not Enough”: APC Workers Threaten Protest Over Economic Hardship

  • APC workers have also cried out over their welfare amid the current economic challenges in the country, noting that the N35,000 wage award is not enough
  • The aggrieved staff demanded better provisions for housing and other allowances while lamenting bitterly over the high cost of living
  • Reacting to the development, the APC national publicity secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, said the ruling party is more concerned about pressing issues within its fold

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - Staff employed by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) across different departments at its national secretariat in Abuja have threatened to protest following the country's current economic hardship.

APC national chairman, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje
APC workers demand improved welfare under Ganduje's leadership. Photo credit: Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR
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The workers complained bitterly about their welfare under the leadership of the APC national chairman, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

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The staff specifically asked the party’s top echelon to make provision for their housing and other allowances, stressing that the economic situation of the country is not favourable to them.

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One of them, who pleaded anonymity, told Daily Trust that the party’s executive members have left them to suffer, while they take humongous amounts of money as salaries and allowances.

He said though the party led by Ganduje commenced payment of N35,000 provisional wage award to them in January 2024, it would end in June, hence their demand for stable welfare packages.

Reacting, the APC national publicity secretary, Barrister Felix Morka, said:

“Those matters I don’t really discuss them. As you can see, there are many important things to discuss; at the national level, in Edo state. We are battling with all that. So, any in-house matters are not my focus right now.”

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Ibadan youths protest economic hardship

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that residents of Oyo state hit the streets on Monday, February 19, over the high cost of living, food inflation, and the current economic hardship in the country.

The protesters gathered around the Mokola area of Ibadan, the state capital, wielding placards with various inscriptions such as ‘end food hike and inflation,’ ‘the poor are starving,’ and ‘Tinubu, don’t forget your promises,’ among others.

Armed police officers were seen at the protest scene as the youths held a peaceful rally against the current economic hardship.

They called on President Tinubu to quickly intervene as the situation bites harder in the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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