COVID-19: Civil Servant Salaries Should Be Slashed – Ali Ndume

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The Senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly, Ali Ndume has called for a slash of the salary of civil servants who no longer go to work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This was disclosed by Ndume during a media briefing in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Monday.

He said “The government should critically look at the recurrent and personnel expenditure which consumes about 70% of the budget.

More should be pumped into Capital and people should make sacrifices because this is the time to look at issues critically.

I think there should be more sacrifice, especially on the personnel side.

How can you sustain the same personnel and overhead cost when even the work they are doing, most people don’t go to the office now and they are being paid fully for the month. Is there any justification for that?”

If you can’t work because of the pandemic, then you should be given palliatives and be paid less,” he added.

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