Fuel hike: Civil servants demand salary raise

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Following the increase in the pump price of petrol, some Federal and State civil servants have appealed to both governments to increase workers’ salaries so as to reduce their hardships.

The workers, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews Friday in Katsina, said the appeal was necessary because the prices of goods and transportation had also skyrocketed.

Malam Abdullahi Balarabe, a Federal Government worker in Katsina, said that following the hike in fuel price, prices of goods had also doubled.

Balarabe 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.

 

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