The Senator representing Southern Borno, Sen. Ali Ndume has denied media reports that he agitated for the Slash of worker’s salary over the worker’s stay at home occasioned by the COVID-19 in the country.
The Senator announced this through his Facebook page on Wednesday.
Below is the link.
“My attention has been drawn to misleading reports by sections of the media purportedly made and attributed to me, calling the government to slashes civil servants salaries during lockdown pandemic.
“For the purpose of clarity, and records, it is pertinent to state that i myself was a civil servant and cannot condone anything that will add salts to already injuries of workers.
“I was entirely misquoted and my words were taken out of context in the said media reports especially the one that said ” Senator Ndume call for civil servants salaries slashes now that they are working at home “
“Nowhere in the engagement with the media did I say so.
“I didn’t say that only civil servants salaries should be slashed but all public servants especially top ones stating with NASS members and political appointees.
“I said personal cost, overhead, and current costs that consume 70% of the budget should be reviewed especially now that oil prices and market demand is down.
“We have to borrow which is not sustainable.
“It is worthy to note that during the media engagement, i suggested that public servants like us should be converted to part time and paid sitting allowances not salaries during a pandemic period which wasn’t reflected in the media reports.” He said.