The President Muhammadu Buhari authorities is about to slash the salaries of civil servants within the nation.
The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed mentioned that President Buhari had directed the Nationwide Salaries, Incomes and Wages Fee to scale back the salaries of employees and workers of a number of businesses to save lots of prices.
She mentioned this was to assist the federal government scale back the excessive value of governance.
Ahmed mentioned this on Tuesday when she spoke at a coverage dialogue on corruption and price of governance in Nigeria organised by the Unbiased Corrupt Practices and Different Associated Offences Fee, ICPC, in Abuja.
The Minister, due to this fact, known as on the federal authorities businesses to work in direction of slicing down value, including that the administration plans to take away sure gadgets from the finances to scale back the price of governance.
She mentioned, “We nonetheless see authorities expenditure enhance to a terrain twice increased than our income.
“The nation’s budgets are stuffed yearly with initiatives which might be recycled time and again and are additionally not needed.
“Mr President has directed that the salaries committee that I chair work along with the pinnacle of service and different members of the committee to overview the federal government payrolls by way of slicing down on value,’’ mentioned the Minister.
Buhari govt to chop civil servants’ salaries – Minister