APC's Governor Akeredolu Sends Tough Message to Buhari Over Workers’ Salaries, Allowances

APC's Governor Akeredolu Sends Tough Message to Buhari Over Workers’ Salaries, Allowances

  • The governor of Ondo state has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari over the welfare of workers
  • This is as Governor Rotimi Akeredolu urged Nigeria's leader to allow uniformity in workers' salaries and allowances
  • The APC governor gave this suggestion while lamenting over the current structure of workers' salaries and allowances of public officials by the Federal Government

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Wednesday, February 1, expressed deep concern over the current practice of fixing salaries and allowances of public officials by the Federal Government, to reflect uniformity across the country.

Akeredolu said this at the opening of a one-day South-West Zonal Public Hearing on the Review of Remuneration Package for the Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders in the country, by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, (RMFAC).

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RMFAC, Nigerian workers', Ondo state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, the federal government
Akeredolu tasks Buhari on workers’ salaries and allowances. Photo credit: Buhari Sallau, Rotimi Akeredolu Aketi
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Akeredolu tasks Buhari on public servants' welfare

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, insisted that power must devolve to the federating units.

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In a post shared on his Facebook page, on Wednesday, and sighted by Legit.ng on Thursday morning, February 2nd, Akeredolu declared,

“This practice is unacceptable in a polity which prides itself as federal. The logic of mopping up revenues accruable to states and local governments into a general pool for sharing, following some Federal Government formulas, is anachronistic and retrogressive.
“Let every State determine the salaries and allowances of its officials. Let the states control their resources and pay taxes to the centre.”

Speaking further, Governor Akeredolu lamented that the autonomy of the States has been eroded greatly, stressing that the Houses of Assembly have been relegated to the fringe in the affairs of their respective states.

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He further called for the need to tinker with the current structure to allow the real creation of wealth rather than concentrate all attention on how to share it.

Akeredolu declares public holiday, gives reason

Earlier, the Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredou approved Tuesday, January 24 as a work-free day for civil servants and other strata of the state to enable residents to get their Permanent Voter Cards, (PVCs) ahead of next month's general elections.

Governor Akeredolu made this announcement via a statement issued by his press secretary, Richard Olatunde.

As contained in the statement, residents of the state were urged to utilise the holidays and place priority on ensuring that their PVCs are collected from their respective local government councils.

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In another report, a Nigerian lecturer, Ngozi Uzodike, had earlier delivered seven babies, two boys and five girls.

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However, the lecturer, who has not been paid by the institution where she works for over a year, has been given a bill of N19 million.

The husband of the lecturer has called for help from Nigerians, saying they can’t foot the hospital bill.

Source: Legit.ng

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