The ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, has discredited the allegation by Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari is planning to slash salaries of civil servants in the country.
Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), discredited the allegation in a statement.The PDP, had said in a statement by its spokesman, alleged that it got intelligence report that the Federal Government is planning to slash salaries of workers because of economy reasons.
Akpanudoedehe said “The PDP is up to its comical tales on what it terms intelligence at its disposal to slash the salaries of workers in the country, clearly only the PDP believes its tales. We are proud of our credentials as a truly progressive and people-centred political party.”
He stressed that rather than thinking of slashing workers’ salaries as alleged by the PDP, the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is committed to the welfare of Nigerian workers. He added that the administration had been tested and proven in this regard, saying that it would continue to match words with actions in line with the APC electoral promises.
He noted that the administration had put in place several social investment programmes targeted at citizens living on the margin. These, he said, include the implementation of the improved minimum wage and the Economic Sustainability Plan to the mass housing programme which thousands of Nigerians are already benefitting from, among others.