Coronavirus: Buhari orders prompt payment of salaries

Coronavirus: Buhari orders prompt payment of salaries

- President Buhari has ordered prompt payment of workers salaries in Nigeria

- The president had ordered total lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country

- Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, made this known on Thursday, April 2, in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the ministry of finance budget and national planning to ensure that Nigerian civil servants get their salaries paid promptly.

The Nation reports that the president gave the directive on Thursday, April 2, during a meeting with members of the presidential committee on the review of the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the economy, held at the State House, Abuja.

Legit.ng gathered that while recapping details of the meeting to State House correspondents after the meeting, the chairman of the committee and minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, also said the president further directed that measures to protect the poor and the vulnerable are put in place.

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She said the committee met with the president to update him on the developments instigated by the COVID-19 pandemic globally and how much effect it has had on the nation’s economy.

Speaking on the directives to issue at the meeting, she said besides ensuring prompt payment of civil servants’ salaries, she said the president ordered the protection of critical national assets.

Coronavirus: Buhari orders prompt payment of salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari
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“The consequences of the lockdown is the additional slowing down of the economy and the measures that we need to take to mitigate the negative consequences of the slow trade and businesses,” she said.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the management of the University of Ibadan (UI) shut two of the gates that lead to the institution as part of its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, especially as it reaches a critical situation in Nigeria.

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It was reported that four gates lead to the University of Ibadan campus but two main gates and the second gate are along the popular Oyo road and used by the majority of the entrants.

In another report, the presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, said coronavirus would soon become a thing of the past in Nigeria.

Oyedepo stated this while donating an ambulance and Personal Protective Gears (PPE) to the Ogun state government to help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

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