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Increase our salary, civil servants tell states, FG

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Federal and state civil servants have appealed to both governments to increase workers salaries to reduce their hardships.

They complained that the increase in the pump price of petrol meant they now spend an unsustainable portion of their meagre income on buying the product.

A litre of fuel now sells for between N184 and N220 in petrol stations in the state.

The workers said the appeal was necessary because prices of goods and transportation had also skyrocketed.

The workers spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews on Friday in Katsina.

Malam Abdullahi Balarabe, a Federal Government worker in Katsina, said what he normally bought for N200 was now being sold for between N300 and N400, adding that this was constituting a serious challenge to low earning civil servants.

Mr Edwin Michael, also a federal civil servant, said that he had to park his vehicle to walk to office because some of the fuel stations sold petrol for more than N184 a litre.
He urged the Federal Government to do everything possible to increase workers salaries to cover the deficit in our monthly take-home.

Also, Malam Adamu Ibrahim, a state civil servant, said that the situation was beyond description, adding that only God could intervene.

He said his salary as an office assistant could hardly sustain him for the month.

Ibrahim also called on the state government to increase the salaries of its workers, especially those at the lower grades.

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