The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has pleaded with the Federal Government to fast-track the processes of ensuring that Nigerian workers receive a new minimum wage before the end of this year.
The National President of the association, Mr Bobboi Kaigama, made the call at a two-day National Executive Council meeting of the association today in Abuja. According to Kaigama, there is a need to fast-track the implementation of the newly agreed National Minimum Wage to re-assure Nigerians on the issue.
He advised the Federal Government to avoid any action that can delay or truncate the process of enacting the new Minimum Wage Act, saying the consequences of allowing that to happen can be very devastating.
Kaigama said, however, that there was a need for an upward wage review for the core civil service because of its place as the engine room of the government. The unionist noted that it was regrettably that civil servants had been receiving the least pay among public sector workers, a development he described as bad for the country.