Sen. Shehu Sani laments inability of federal government to pay salary of workers after June 

Mon, Jun 5, 2023
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Politics

By Anthony Isibor

SEN. Shehu Sani, a Human Rights Activist, says that the last administration of President Muhammadu Buhari may have squandered the nation’s resources to the extent that it may not be able to pay salaries after the month of June.

In a tweet on his official handle @ShehuSani on Monday June 5, 2023, Sani stated that there is “No money to pay the federal civil servants salary as rightly predicted by Governor Obaseki.

His tweet read: “N16 trillion uncompleted projects. -N3.8 trillion embezzled by the MDAs. -No money to pay the federal civil servants’ salary as rightly predicted by Governor Obaseki.

“Buhari’s Gov’t illegally and Directly withdrew money from the CBN after spending the money, Buhari retroactively sought approval from the rubber stamp legislature and got it.

“- No money appropriated or left behind for subsidy.

Sen. Sani’s tweet may have confirmed Gov. Godwin Obaseki’s prediction that federal government may not be able to pay workers’ salaries after June 2023.

Recall that Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State in May predicted that the federal government may not be able to pay workers’ salaries beyond June 2023 without resorting to massively printing money or removing fuel subsidy.

Obaseki made the revelation while delivering his 2023 Children Day address with the theme, “Workers’ rights and socio-economic justice,” held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, in Benin City.

However, reacting to the prediction, Chris Ngige, the minister of labour and productivity, told Obaseki to focus on his state and lead by example by cutting the cost of governance in his state.

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