Medical doctors in Lagos State beneath the aegis of Medical Guild have rejected the brand new minimal wage paid to employees by the state authorities, saying it was under the expectations of civil servants, the Information Company of Nigeria experiences.
Chairman of the Guild, Dr Babajide Saheed, made the medical doctors’ resolution identified on Monday in Lagos.
Saheed mentioned that not solely was the brand new minimal wage unacceptable, the Guild was not a part of the negotiations communicated to authorities, including that it was nonetheless awaiting response.
He mentioned, “You can’t be speaking about our wage when we aren’t there; and when employees began receiving their salaries over the weekend, they had been disenchanted and sad.
“Not solely the medical doctors, typically all of the civil servants as a result of the increment was unimaginable and in need of expectations.
“The issue now we have recognized is excessive taxation.
“Regardless of the quantity of increment within the minimal wage, which makes the gross excessive, the take residence after tax reductions is peanuts.
“Authorities ought to have a look at that difficulty and let employees have the advantages of the brand new minimal wage, and we hope that the state authorities will hear.”
Saheed known as for the exemption of tax on name responsibility paid to medical doctors, saying it could lighten the tax burden on members of the Guild.
In the meantime, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, Director, Public Affairs Division, Lagos State Ministry of Well being, when contacted mentioned that he couldn’t reply to the guild’s rejection of the brand new minimal wage.