The Joint Unions Action Committee (JUAC) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) and Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) have expressed their support for the minister, Nyesom Wike....Click Here To Continue Reading>>
JUAC president, Matilukuro Oluwakorede, denied a social media report that workers in Abuja were suffering due to Wike’s reduction of their allowances. He clarified that the report was untrue and that the issue was an internal matter. He added that the committee had an internal meeting and agreed on how to manage the issue.
Oluwakorede said that JUAC had fought for allowances such as the peculiar allowance, hazard allowance, and a few others. The money for these allowances was not budgeted for in the 2023 budget and overshot the personnel budget of the FCTA and FCDA. The FCTA management called the leadership of the committee, and they agreed that the remaining funds should be used to pay October salaries, but this may affect the peculiar allowance.
Oluwakorede clarified that they didn’t have any problem with the minister, the minister of state, or the permanent secretary of FCTA. He said that the decision to step down the peculiar allowance by one month was in the best interest of staff generally. JUAC issued a circular on Friday, informing their members of the salary shortfall for October. FCTA and FCDA management had asked the committee to sensitize all staff on the inability to pay salaries for the month of October.