The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on Monday, December 7, 2015 in Abuja disclosed it would mitigate state governors plot to reduce the ₦18,000 monthly minimum wage.
The association warned that if the governors carry out their salary reduction threat, such act would be greeted with “serious consequences, including civil disobedience and complete shutdown of state governments.”
The association further advised governors who are incapable of governance due to the fall in revenue allocation and which happened as a result of the drastic fall in price of oil in the international market to “resign immediately” and create room for more serious minded individuals, who are ready to deploy resources of the states for the gain of the people, to take up the leadership role.
The association said “The governors should not toy with the retrogressive idea of either reducing workers’ salaries or embarking on retrenchment, because such a policy would be vehemently resisted by the trade union movement.”
The above statement was issued by the President of ASCSN, Bobboi Bala Kaigama. In the same vein, ASCSN’s Secretary-General, Alade Lawal expressed his sadness over Nigerian Governors failure to reduce their big remunerations but instead were insistent on reducing the ₦18,000 minimum wage so that they could begin to pay as meagre as ₦5,000 monthly to civil servants.