June 11, 2024

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Tinubu grants N25,000 monthly to ‘low-grade’ federal civil servants for six months

PRESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu has announced a N25,000 wage award to low-grade workers in the civil service, as part of measures to cushion the impact of the fuel subsidy removal policy.
Tinubu made the pledge this Sunday, October 1, in his Independence Day broadcast to the nation, as he notes that the salary increase will last for a period of six months.

(See photo, above, as the President arrived at the anniversary parade ground.)
Commenting on the crisis facing Nigerians and the proposed indefinite strike by members organised Labour, Tinubu says he is attuned to the hardships that have come.
He says he has a heart that feels and eyes that see: “I wish to explain to you why we must endure this trying moment. Those who sought to perpetuate the fuel subsidy and broken foreign exchange policies are people who would build their family mansion in the middle of a swamp.
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“I am different. I am not a man to erect our national home on a foundation of mud. To endure, our home must be constructed on safe and pleasant ground,” he says.
At the time of this report, Labour leaders we’re meeting with a government team in the hope to avert a total national shutdown of the system threatened by Labour to begin October 3.
Tinubu says in his broadcast that, “reform may be painful, but it is what greatness and the future require. We now carry the costs of reaching a future Nigeria where the abundance and fruits of the nation are fairly shared among all, not hoarded by a select and greedy few.
“A Nigeria where hunger, poverty and hardship are pushed into the shadows of an ever-fading past.”
According to Tinubu, “there is no joy in seeing the people of this nation shoulder burdens that should
have been shed years ago. I wish today’s difficulties did not exist. But we must endure if we are to reach the good side of our future.”
The presidential national broadcast is an annual ritual.