- The Ono State Governor has sent a message to President Muhammadu Buhari on the welfare of the workers.
- This is how Governor Rotimi Akeredolu urged the Nigerian leader to allow uniformity in worker wages and allowances.
- The APC Governor gave this suggestion while deeply regretting the current structure of worker wages and civil servant allowances by the Federal Government.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Wednesday, February 1, expressed deep concern about the current practice of fixing the salaries and allowances of civil servants by the Federal Government, to reflect uniformity across the country.
Akeredolu said this at the opening of a one-day Southwest Zonal Public Hearing on the Review of the Remuneration Package for Political, Public and Judicial Office Holders in the country, by the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission ( RMFAC).
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The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Lucky Aiyedatiwa, insisted that power should rest with the federative units.
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In a post shared on his Facebook page on Wednesday and viewed by legit.ng On Thursday morning, February 2, Akeredolu stated:
“This practice is unacceptable in a politics that prides itself on being federal. The logic of absorbing the cumulative revenues of state and local governments in a general fund to share, following some federal government formulas, is anachronistic and regressive.
“Let each State determine the salaries and allowances of its officials. That the states control their resources and pay taxes to the center”.
Speaking further, Governor Akeredolu lamented that the autonomy of the states has been eroded to a great extent and stressed that the Houses of Assembly have been relegated to the sidelines in the affairs of their respective states.
In addition, he called for the need to modify the current structure to allow the real creation of wealth instead of concentrating all attention on how to share it.
Akeredolu declares a holiday, gives the reason
Earlier, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredou approved Tuesday, January 24, as a day off work for civil servants and other strata of the state to allow residents to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the general elections next month.
Governor Akeredolu made this announcement through a statement issued by his press secretary, Richard Olatunde.
As stated in the statement, residents of the state were urged to use public holidays and prioritize ensuring their PVCs are collected from their respective local government councils.
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