In a bid to combat the ongoing trend of unpaid salaries among public service officers in the country, the Presidency has ordered Federal Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to compile the names of all public service employees who are being owed salaries and allowances’ arrears within seven days so that they would be paid without further delay.
In a circular dated, September 14, 2015, from the Office of Mr. Danladi Kifasi, Head of Service of the Federation on Tuesday in Abuja by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, the Presidency emphasized the urgent need to compile the names of those being owed so as to pay them immediately.
It directed the MDAs to ensure that each unpaid entitlement should be accurate, verifiable and contain the name, designation, status (serving or retired) and amount due to each officer.
“The correct information should reach the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on or before Monday, September 21, 2015,” the circular emphasized.
Mr. Alade Lawal, Secretary-General of ASCSN, in his reaction to the directive, commended President Muhammadu Buhari “for bringing hope to thousands of public service employees who were being owed arrears of salaries and allowances for years.”
By Patrick Aigbokhan