28 December 2017

Nigeria: Salary Increment Not Feasible for Now in Nigeria Lawmaker

Photo: Akilah Net

Ado Ekiti — A House of Representatives member from Ekiti State, Hon Kehinde Agboola, has said the proposed salary increase for Nigerian workers by the federal government, saying such provision was not captured by the 2018 budget.

The Vice Chairman, House Committee on Drugs and Narcotics, who also craved the federal government's indulgence to provide more funds for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to combat illegal drug use in the country.

He said the planned salary increase was a mere deception being contrived by the All Progressives Congress -led government to cajole Nigerians ahead of 2019 election.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chieftain who stated this in Odo Oro Ekiti in Ikole local government area of Ekiti state while speaking with newsmen said there was no way the president can effect salary increase without budgetary provision for it,

The lawmaker who lamented that NDLEA was being grossly underfunded unlike the Department of State Security(DSS) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) suggested the movement of the agency from the Ministry of Justice to the presidency.

Agboola added that the approval sought by President Buhari for the deduction of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account(ECA) to fight Boko Haram shows that the president had lied to the country by his earlier comment that the war against insurgency has been won .

The lawmaker said he has built 10 solar powered boreholes, build N25 million worth 200 capacity lecture room at Federal University, Oye Ekiti, erected solar street lights in Ire and Odo Oro and also donated sewing machines, among others to his constituents since assuming office.


Dozens Killed As Floods Wreak Havoc in Katsina

No fewer than 25 persons were reportedly killed, 90 houses destroyed, over 260 livestock confirmed dead, several people… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Leadership. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.