FG Commences Investigation into Salaries of MDAs

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The Federal Government has commenced investigation into the circumstances that led to the N4.99 trillion wage bill of its Ministries Departments and Agencies, MDAs, in the 2023 Budget.

Chairman of the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission, Ekpo Nta, harped on the need to keep salary inspection projects under continuous surveillance and control to avoid government’s finances going haywire.

Nta noted that the wage sector accounts for upward of 30 per cent of government’s budget and if not checked could become a challenge to the administration.

The amount which is about 30 per cent of the total N20.51 trillion Budget of 2023 is considered to be very much on the high side.

Written by: Helen Obih

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