- Following the harsh economic realities, the federal government has urged civil servants to spend wisely ahead of the yuletide
- In a circular issued by the head of civil service of the federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan disclosed that workers may experience a delay in their December salary
- Dr Yemi-Esan noted further that this is so because there is currently a shortfall in the budgetary allocation
Abuja- on Wednesday, December 8, the federal government advised civil servants across Nigeria to exercise caution in spending their November salary because of the possible delay in the payment of their remuneration for December.
This Day reports that the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan issued the advisory, yesterday, in a circular.
She said workers should make provisions for the Christmas celebrations from their November salary because of recurrent trends of shortfall in budgetary allocation and its attendant effect on the payment of salary in recent times across various MDAs.
The circular was dated November 25, 2021 and addressed to all staff, Heads of Departments/units and union leaders was titled:”Envisaged Delay in Payment of December 2021 Salary- a Cautionary Advice.”
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The circular was signed by Dr. S.A. Adegoke on behalf of the Head of Service.
The circular said:
“It is noteworthy that while it is important to issue this advice, staff are here by assured that the centre is doing everything within its capability to forestall unnecessary delays.
“The contents of this circular should be treated with seriousness it deserves."
If you love your jobs, do this now, Buhari's minister warns civil servants across Nigeria
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the federal government has reminded Nigerian civil servants that the December 1 deadline for COVID-19 vaccination still stands.
This was re-iterated by the minister of health, Osagie Ehanire, on Monday, November 22, during a press briefing in Abuja on vaccination updates.
Dr. Ehanire noted that while those who love their jobs have been vaccinated, some other persons have refused to adhere to this preventive step given by the government.
Senate moves against public servants with unexplained sources of wealth
In another report, lawmakers of the Ninth Senate on Tuesday, November 10, considered two bills seeking to facilitate the swift prosecution of money launderers and terrorist financiers.
A statement by Ezrel Tabiowo, a special assistant, press to the Senate president, said the bills once passed into law would provide the framework required for the prosecution of public servants who cannot explain the source of their wealth.
The two bills being sought by the Senate are the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2021, and Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) (Repeal & Re-enactment) Bill, 2021.