SSASCGOC tasks FG on implementation of 95% salary

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By Bimbola OyesolaThe Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC) has lamented the Federal Government none implementation of proposed  95percent salary increment to railway workers.The union arising from its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos at the weekend said the standard condition of service of railway workers has not been implemented up-to-date.“The railway workers are suffering from the illegal deductions by IPPIS in the name of compulsory deduction and also we frown at the intention of the federal government to privatise Railway Corporation,” they stated.The union commended the federal government for securing the release of Kaduna/Abuja train abducted victims of March 2022.It noted that in view of the present state of NIPOST unbundling, there is a need for the intervention of the federal government through capital funding in order to reposition the organization to improve the welfare of members of staff  to boost IGR.The union’s leadership called on the government to  empower NIPOST in the enforcement/compliance of the stamp Duty Act which authorize the denotation of transitional receipt from N10,000 and above with N50 admirative stamp produced by NIPOST.In the same vein, the union hailed  the effort of the executive chairman of the National Population Commission (NPC), towards the release of N2 billion by the federal government, representing 34.6 percent for staff salary increment.It therefore advised President Muhammad Buhari to give proclamation for the conduct of the proposed 2023 population and housing census for economic and sustainable development.The union stated, “We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to  evolve pragmatic approaches to solve Nigeria’s social, economic and political challenges by engaging all stakeholders on all issues of National interest.”On the present  inflation in the country, SSASCGOC advocated urgent steps to rescue the citizens especially Nigerian workers from the pangs of hunger.The union also warned all the arms of government to give urgent attention to the issue of insecurity across the country and create programmes that will create jobs and employment opportunities for Nigerian youths. The union cautioning the government on unabated external borrowings insisted that rather government should look inwards to harness the country’s national and natural endowments to secure the future of Nigeria. It charged government to return Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to all sea ports, airports and land borders to checkmate all products going into the Nigerian market, stating that the  influence of sub-standards products in the Nigeria market is becoming worrisome.



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