Tuesday, 19 September 2017

FG inaugurates wages, salaries commission board

The Acting Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. (Mrs.) Habiba Lawal, on Tuesday on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, inaugurated the board members of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in Abuja.

Their appointment is for a five-year term which is renewable at the discretion of the President.

The SGF informed the board members that their appointment was sequel to the dissolution of Boards of Federal Government Parastatals, Agencies and Government-Owned Companies in 2015.

She stated that the board inauguration was necessary to enable the commission to carry on with its mandate in accordance with Section 2 of the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission Act, 2004, a statement by Assistant Director,Press, SGF office, Mohammed Nakorji explained.

Lawal further said that the role of the commission is very vital to a stable polity in view of the agitations in the country over salaries and wages in the public and private sectors.

“It is my believe that you will bring your experience to bear on the commission  and make it succeed,” she said.

The SGF admonished the board members to shun acts of corruption and to have the interest and the general well-being of the country as their topmost priority.

The board Chairman, High Chief R. Egbule​​ in his response, pledged the allegiance of members to the nation and promised  to do their best to move the economy forward.

Other members of the board are Ekpo Nta, full time Commissioner; Alhaji Dauda Yahaya, full time Commissioner; Garba  Gulma​​, full time Commissioner; Victoria Chukwuani​, part-time Commissioner; Mr. Geoffery Yilleng​​​, part-time Commissioner

And Chief Wole Iro-Aye​​, part-time Commissioner.

Others include Ahmed Gumel​​, part-time Commissioner; Permanent Secretary, (Establishment) Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, member; Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Productivity, member, Mr. Isa Aremu​​​ and Chuma Nwankwo​​​.

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