COVID-19: Why FG must slash workers salary – Senator

Senator Ali Ndume, a Senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly, has urged for governments on the state and federal level to slash the salary of civil servants that are not going to work because of the outbreak of COVID-19.

The Senator made this disclosure during a media briefing in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday. He explained that the government have been spending more during the COVID-19 pandemic due to the carrying out of tests and taking care of COVID-19 patients.

This, according to him, is a reason why the government should give the civil servants pay-cut, since they no longer go to work.

He said “The government should critically look at the recurrent and personnel expenditure which consumes about 70% of the budget.

“More should be pumped into Capital and people should make sacrifices because this is the time to look at issues critically.

“I think there should be more sacrifice, especially on the personnel side.

“How can you sustain the same personnel and overhead cost when even the work they are doing, most people don’t go to the office now and they are being paid fully for the month. Is there any justification for that?”

“If you can’t work because of the pandemic, then you should be given palliatives and be paid less,” he added.

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