The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied any plan by the Federal Government to salaries of civil servants.
The party via a statement on Sunday in Abuja, by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, rather blamed the rumours on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Akpanudoedehe described the allegation as a figment of the opposition party’s imagination.
“The PDP is up to its comical tales on what it terms intelligence at its disposal to slash the salaries of workers in the country. Clearly, only the PDP believes its tales. We are proud of our credentials as a truly progressive and people-centred political party.”
He stated that rather than thinking of slashing workers’ salaries as alleged by the PDP; the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is committed to the welfare of Nigerian workers.
He added that the administration had been tested and proven in this regard; saying that it would continue to match words with actions in line with the APC electoral promises.
Also, he noted that the administration had put in place several social investment programmes targeted at citizens living on the margin.
Among these, he stated, was the implementation of the improved minimum wage; the Economic Sustainability Plan; as well as the mass housing programme which thousands of Nigerians are already benefiting from, among others.
It would be recalled that the PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, alleged that it got intelligence report that the Federal Government is planning to slash salaries of workers because of economic reasons.