Few of the civil servants in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have recommended the federal government over the payment over the 40% peculiar allowance together with the April salary.
Some of them who spake with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday, explained the payment as timely.
Mrs Agnes Iguben, a civil servants, said she was nonplussed to see an increase when she received her salary for April.
The money can go along way in meeting her family needs throughout the month, she said.
I want to appreciate Mr president Muhammadu Buhari, though I don’t know what the increase is about but the government did well for us.
While some people said it is a 40% rise to cushion the effects of the fuel Subsidy that will be removed in June.
Because ” whatever it is, I pray it will continue so that my family can live an happy life,” she said.
Another civil servants, Mr Abubbakar Idowu, has said that the development was recommendable and we’ll appreciated. Although he was yet to receive credit alert of his salary, he was convinced the News story is true, he said.
“God bless PMB. I knew even his enemies will pray for his secretly for this; Everywhere is clear, everywhere is correct, PMB is a goal.
“This is meant to help government workers to cushion the effects of rising cost of inflation, hikes in transportation fare, electricity tariffs, the cost of living, housing and likely removal of fuel Subsidy,” he said.
Mrs Ngozi Ebe, another civil servants, advise fellow workers to spend wisely as the money is meant to cushion the effects of the proposed subsidy removal.
” In case you receive arrears of payment, please don’t spend all in case fuel subsidy is removed from the month of June,” she said.
Another civil servants who preferred anonymity appealed to the president-elect to continue with the payment with a view to gaining popularity for workers.
“Most times, out going government will create a law and the new government can change it. I pray that this will not be the case in this increment,” said by the workers.
NAN reports that earlier in March, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, disclosed that Federal Government had approved pay a rise for civil servants in the country.
He said that the pay increase had been include in the 2023 budget, nothing that it would takes effect from January 1st.
Chris Ngige described the pay rise as a peculiar allowance for civil servants in view of the current economic reality.
He said it was meant to help government workers to cushion the effects of rising inflation, hikes in transportation fare, electricity tariffs, cost of living and housing. ( NAN)