The staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission has allegedly threatened to embark on strike action over the refusal of the Mahmood Yakubu led Electoral body to pay the new minimum wage arrears as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News learnt that INEC’s management was yet to pay the promotion salary arrears to some workers since 2019.
According to the staff of the electoral commission, the agency’s leadership is being insensitive to their plight because they were yet to benefit from the salary adjustment. They also claimed that some individuals in the commission had collected and deposited the funds in the bank in order to yield interest for them.
In a letter dated February 5, 2020, and signed by one Isaac Ojemnenke, Secretary-General of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, and forwarded to INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the staff requested for the immediate payment of the consequential salary adjustment arising from the new minimum wage of N30,000 on or before February 29, 2020.
They noted that failure to do the needful might cause the union to take appropriate action on the matter.
The letter reads, “Recall that the Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment directed all MDAs to ensure full implementation of the new national minimum wage and the consequential adjustment on or before December 31, 2019.