Why FG Has Not Paid Its Workers For October 

Joseph Bakare

The Federal Government (FG) has explained the delay in the payment of October salaries to some civil servants; assuring that necessary steps have been taken to resolve the matter.

This clarification by the FG was contained in a statement issued by Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HoCSF).

Yemi-Esan said the delay by the FG was due to the fact that the 2020 budget was passed; before the conclusion of negotiation on the new Minimum Wage and its consequential adjustment.

In a statement issued by Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director of Information, Office of the HoCSF, Yemi-Esan further explained that a lump sum was, however, provided in the 2020 budget for minimum wage and its consequential adjustment.

The HoCSF also disclosed that a committee, made up of representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance; Budget and National Planning; the Budget Office and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, had been set up to determine the shortfalls of Ministries, Extra-Ministerial Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

“The shortfalls are to be paid from the lump sum already set aside in the budget for the minimum wage; and its consequential adjustment.

“The committee is expected to conclude its work by the end of this week; so that salaries can be paid.”

While appreciating civil servants for their patience, the HoCSF said she is in touch with the Director-General, Budget Office, who assured that salaries will be paid by the end of this week.

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