The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for a downward review of salaries of political office holders.
The union also explained the levels of implementation of the minimum wage by the states.
It’s call follows the recent move by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to review salaries of political office holders with “current realities” in the country.
The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this during a press briefing held in Abuja on Tuesday.
He said political office holders in Nigeria are being overpaid, and ”the salaries of our political elite are much higher than any other in the world.”
“I was thinking that wage review should be upward or downwards, but in the case of our political elites, it should be downwards,” he said.