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Salary increase: FG makes U-turn, says only peculiar allowances are reviewed

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige has said the Federal Government was not planning increment of workers’ salaries.

Ngige, in a statement on Friday in Abuja clarified that report on salary increase was not exactly true.

His clarification came following his interaction with State House Correspondents after his recent audience with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said that the said increase was in some remunerations and emoluments of affected workers, especially civil servants.

“The Presidential Committee on Salaries (PCS) through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) received recommendations for review of allowances of many Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government. Because salary component is not being reviewed for now by the committee, it addressed the allowances component of the requests including the peculiar allowance for Federal Civil Servants amongst others.

“In Labour parlance as par payment for compensation for work done, remuneration or emolument is made up of salary component and earned allowance component,” Ngige said.

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