FG reveals reason salaries of military personnel were delayed

FG reveals reason salaries of military personnel were delayed

- The Nigerian government has explained the reason why the salaries of the military were delayed

- The government said the lockdown affected the early payment of the military personnel for April 2020

- The office of the accountant general, however, said the salaries have now been paid

The federal government, on Sunday, May 10, explained the reason the salaries of military personnel in the country for the month of April 2020 was delayed.

The explanation came from Henshaw Ogubike, the director of information, press and public relations at the office of the accountant general of the federation.

Premium Times reports that the statement said the delay in the payment was because of the lockdown in the country.

FG reveals reason salaries of military personnel were delayed

The government said the military personnel have now been paid their salaries Credit: Nigerian Army
Source: UGC

It added that this lockdown led to late submission of variations by the agencies concerned and the need to accommodate their inputs in the April payroll accordingly.

Read the full statement below:

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APRIL 2020 ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL SALARIES PAID – OAGF

The Federal Government has completed the payment of the April 2020 salaries of Armed Forces personnel in the country.

The Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) department in the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation confirmed that as at Friday 8th May, 2020, the Armed Forces personnel had been paid.

According to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) office, the delay in the salary payment was due to the unexpected lockdown in the country which led to late submission of variations by the Agencies concerned and the need to accommodate their inputs in the April payroll accordingly.

This explanation became necessary in view of a Newspaper report which alleged that the April 2020 salaries of military and paramilitary personnel was delayed as a result of incapability and inexperience of the operators of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

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As mentioned in the newspaper report, officials of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) had given assurance that the salaries would be paid between 4th and 8th May, 2020. This was promptly carried out as noted earlier.

The Vanguard Newspaper published that news report without cross checking facts or contacting the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) at all for update on the issue, deliberately misinforming and misleading the public with a view to achieving an unholy objective.

Such report has the potency to incite the Armed Forces and the general public against the operations of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

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Suffice it to state that staff of the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) and the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) are competent professionals who have demonstrated the will and capacity to get the job done in line with the presidential directives, despite distractions and opposition from some quarters whose objectives is to sabotage the government policy that has saved the nation over N361 billion.

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Henshaw Ogubike

Director (information, press and public relations)

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