The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said the Federal Government is harmonising salaries of ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) and not a pay cut.

In a statement released by the Special Adviser to the Minister on Media and Communications, Yunusa Tanko Abdullahi, she emphasized that government was not thinking of cutting wages, rather it is working at salary harmonisation.

She said:  “This is against the backdrop that there are some government agencies paying much higher than others for staff on the same grade level. What government hopes to achieve is to redistribute wages equally across the board. Let us bring our salary structure within government agencies as close or as equitable and fair. What we seek to achieve is to create fairness and equity and to reduce cost. With this readjustment, when finally done, workers in the public service will earn fair and equitable wages.”

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