More Appointments Coming for Women, Disabled, Nigerian Youths- President Tinubu
President Bola Tinubu has assured Nigerians that his government still plans to make more appointments to accommodate persons with disabilities, women and the youth.
The President made the promise during his maiden Independence Day national broadcast.
According to the president, “We shall continue to make key appointments in line with the provisions of the Constitution and with fairness toward all. Women, Youth and the physically challenged shall continue to be given due regard in these appointments.”
The President also announced that his government has approved additional N25, 000 salary increment for junior federal workers for the next six months he also pleaded with Nigerians to bear the hardship in the interest of a more prosperous nation.
“There is no joy in seeing the people of this nation shoulder burdens that should have been shed years ago. I wish today’s difficulties did not exist. But we must endure if we are to reach the good side of our future,” the president pleaded.
Announcing the increment in the salary of junior workers, the president said explained, “Based on our talks with labour, business and other stakeholders, we are introducing a provisional wage increment to enhance the federal minimum wage without causing undue inflation. For the next six months, the average low-grade worker shall receive an additional Twenty-Five Thousand naira per month.”
On the issue of high const of transportation occasioned by the “removal” of subsidy on petrol, President Tinubu announced that the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) will be used to scale down the cost of transportation.
“New CNG conversions kits will start coming in very soon as all hands are on deck to fast track the usually lengthy procurement process. We are also setting up training facilities and workshops across the nation to train and provide new opportunities for transport operators and entrepreneurs. This is a groundbreaking moment where, as a nation, we embrace more efficient means to power our economy. In making this change, we also make history.”
The President also announced that additional funds have been dispatched to states to enable states implement palliative programmes for their citizens.
“To ensure better grassroots development, we set up an Infrastructure Support Fund for states to invest in critical areas. States have already received funds to provide relief packages against the impact of rising food and other prices,” he said.