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The Federal Government intends to reduce the pay of civil servants in the region.
President Muhammadu Buhari, according to Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed, has ordered the National Employment, Incomes, and Wages Commission to reduce the salaries of staff and employees of various agencies in order to save money.
Ahmed clarified that this was done to assist the government in lowering the high cost of governance.
She made the remarks on Tuesday during a policy debate on corruption and the expense of governance in Nigeria, which was hosted by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, in Abuja.
“The nation’s budgets are filled every year with projects that are recycled over and over again and are also not necessary.
“Mr President has directed that the salaries committee that I chair work together with the head of service and other members of the committee to review the government payrolls in terms of cutting down on cost,’’ said the Minister.