Government not aware of special salary proposal for media workers-Minister

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The Minister of Information, Mrs Patricia Akwashiki, says she is not aware of any proposal for a special salary structure for media workers in the country.

Akwashiki said this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, which was presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

 

The minister however, pledged to investigate the issue to know if it really existed in the ministry.

“Well, I am not aware because there was nothing like that on my table.

“I was told when I went to NAN (the News Agency of Nigeria) that they had a proposal like that.

“I have not seen anything like that since I came into the ministry and I promised to talk to my Permanent Secretary; but I haven’t been to the office today.

“So, I will still take it up and ask how far they have gone with it.’’

The proposed media salary structure was said to have been prepared by the late former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili, but her successor, Mr Labaran Maku, allegedly neglected the proposal between 2007 and 2015 when he took charge of the ministry.

The proposal was to accommodate the nearly 24-hour duty role by media men whose salaries were based on the civil service structure.

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