Labour Day: Increase Police Salary – NLC, TUC asks FG

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To mark the labour day, the organised labour has asked the Federal Government to hike the wages of security personnel and civil servants.

The two major unions in the country, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) made the demand yesterday.

The security personnel it was referring to include armed forces, police officers, as well as para-military agencies.

Furthermore, the two unions argued that these categories of workers deserve an upward review in salaries to catch up with other public servants.

Speaking at the Eagle Square in Abuja, NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to begin the implementation of the salary increment announced for police officers and teachers last year.

Moreover, he commended the President for absolving permanent secretaries from the contributory pension scheme and authorizing the payment of salaries to them for life.

He also said at the labour day that this will motivate workers to be more devoted to serving their fatherland.

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