Soldiers have lamented their non-inclusion in the 40 percent minimum wage rise by the federal government, saying their pay was last reviewed during the administration of late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
The federal government in April commenced the payment of the 40 percent pay rise in the salary arrears of civil servants.
President Muhammadu Buhari had proposed a 40 percent pay rise for the workers to cushion the effects of the planned removal of fuel subsidy.
The rise will be applicable to all workers from level 1 to 17.
This, however, does not include all civil servants, hence, the outcry by soldiers constitutionally required to protect the nation’s territorial integrity.