- The federal government has explained the reason the October 2020 salaries of some civil servants were delayed
- The head of civil service of the federation, said the passage of the 2020 budget before the conclusion of the new minimum wage affected the salary
- According to Folasade Yemi-Esan, the government has taken the necessary steps to resolve the matter
The reason for the delay in payment of October salary to some civil servants has been given by the federal government.
Speaking on the current situation on Monday, November 2, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of civil service of the federation, attributed the delay to the conclusion of negotiation on the new minimum wage and its adjustment.
Going further, Yemi-Esan in a statement said that the 2020 budget was passed before the new minimum wage was finalized, adding that the necessary steps have been taken to resolve the matter, Daily Trust reports.
According to her, a lump sum was, however, provided in the 2020 budget for minimum wage and its consequential adjustment.
Meanwhile, she noted that the director-general, Budget Office, has assured civil servants that their salary would be paid by the end of this week.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government threatened to stop the salaries of 720 civil servants following reports of insufficient records on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
This was contained in a circular titled: ‘Suspension of salary of employees with insufficient IPPIS Human Resource records’ and dated Wednesday, October 28.
It was signed by the director, IPPIS-Service Wide Department, A. I. Attah on behalf of the head of the civil service of the federation.
In a related development, after spending almost seven months at home, all the federal civil servants were ordered to resume their duties on Monday, October 19.
This was disclosed on Thursday, October 15, by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
The SGF said the civil servants were asked to stay at home since March when the lockdown was declared to curtail the spread of COVID-19.
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