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African church charges governments on prompt payment of new wage

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TO bring reprieve to Nigerian workers and end speculations on the new minimum wage, the African Church has charged the federal and state governments to immediately effect the payment of N30, 000 as at when due.

The Archbishop of Lagos Province, Most Rev. Julius Oludotun Ogunseye, who made the call yesterday at a press briefing to mark the second biannual congress of Lagos Province of the church, reminded the government that the wage is not a realist living salary for workers, but arrived at after series of negotiations.

The Provincial Vice Lay President of the Province, Dr. Segun Adenekan, urged governments to ensure the payment cuts across boards, noting that there would always be paucity of funds; hence they should cut reckless spending and manage monies more judiciously.He also advised state governments to be circumspect and become more knowledgeable on increasing internally generated revenue (IGR).

The archbishop also appealed to the federal government to expedite action to curb spate of senseless killings currently ravaging several parts in the north.


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