Local Govts Cannot Pay N62,000 Minimum Wage - ALGON President

Date: 11-06-2024 6:50 am (1 week ago) | Author: kacy lee
- at 11-06-2024 06:50 AM (1 week ago)

The Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) has raised concerns about the feasibility of implementing the proposed N62,000 minimum wage for local council workers. According to Mr. Aminu Muazu-Maifata, the National President of ALGON, the financial constraints faced by local councils make it challenging to meet this new wage requirement. He highlighted that all 774 local government councils in Nigeria receive only about 18% of their funding from the Federation Account monthly, which is insufficient to accommodate the proposed wage increase.

Addressing the press in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, on Monday, June 10, Muazu-Maifata emphasized the financial limitations and the need for a more substantial allocation from the Federation Account to enable local councils to comply with the new wage policy.

He said;

“Apart from payment of wages, we still have other responsibilities such as provision of affordable healthcare, education, security, traditional institution, rural roads as well as youths and women empowerment among others to contend with.”

Maifata who noted that council chairmen had thrown their weight behind wage increment for civil servants, also begged for increase in the monthly allocations of the 774 LGAs in the country to enable councils pay the proposed minimum wage.

He also called for amendment of the constitution to make the tenure of office of LGAs officials uniform across the country for smooth administration, pledging that the association would work with other stakeholders to ensure full implementation of the area councils autonomy as enshrined in the country’s constitution.

The Chairman of Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State said;

“The tenure of office of LGAs officials should be made four years to enable them deliver on their campaign promises to the electorate. The tenure is three years in some states and two years in some other states which is not good for the administration at the local councils.”

Posted: at 11-06-2024 06:50 AM (1 week ago) | Addicted Hero
- Kormeijama at 11-06-2024 08:05 AM (1 week ago)
Yah yah, you've all that yet your salaries and emoluments never wavered. Let the presidency reduce the salaries and emoluments of the lawmakers to 100,000 nairas to befit the dire economic situation. But this animal farm phenomenon must stop and now. You are telling the majority that  they're not fit to earn a living wage but you  continue to balloon your earnings  every year, what a travesty, if not a tragedy. Until fellow Nigerians earn a living wage of art least 500.000 nairas monthly, the struggle continues.
Posted: at 11-06-2024 08:05 AM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
- Makodama at 11-06-2024 03:28 PM (1 week ago)
We don't care about their opinion,they're insignificant in the system.

Posted: at 11-06-2024 03:28 PM (1 week ago) | Gistmaniac
- gogoman at 11-06-2024 03:33 PM (1 week ago)
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Bunch of looney  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 11-06-2024 03:33 PM (1 week ago) | Grande Master


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