Good News as Buhari's Minister Speaks on Incentive Packages For Civil Servants

Good News as Buhari's Minister Speaks on Incentive Packages For Civil Servants

  • The federal government disclosed recently that it has no plan in sacking workers as against speculations in some quarters
  • The announcement was made by the minister of finance, budget and planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed on Thursday, January 6
  • Hajiya Ahmed said the federal government would be merging some agencies in other to save operational costs

The federal government has said that there is no plan by the government to lay off government workers.

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed made this disclosure during an interview on Thursday, January 6, The Punch reports.

Ahmed noted the president, had said repeatedly that no worker would be sacked.

FG will merge agencies, won’t sack workers - finance minister
Finance minister says FG has no plan of sacking workers. Photo credit: Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed
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Incentive packages

The minister, however, said the government would encourage people to leave government jobs by giving them incentives.

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Ahmed added the government would reduce overheads by ensuring that government agencies are merged and also introduce incentive packages to retain civil servants.

She added:

“And also we will be able to come up with incentive packages to retrain people and redeploy them in some areas where they are useful. For example, we still have a very high need for teachers so we can retrain people and send them to teach but also incentive packages to exit. Again, that is also money. If you want people to exit you have to pay them."

FG set to unveil details of stipend for education students in January

Meanwhile, had earlier reported that the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) has given an update on the federal government's plan to start giving stipends to education students.

Professor Josiah Ajiboye, the registrar of TRCN, said the details of the semester allowance will be made available to the public in January 2022.

In a bid to attract the best brains to the teaching sector, the federal government had promised to introduce stipends for education students in public universities and other tertiary institutions.

Presidency to spend billions of Naira on refreshment, wildlife, others in 2022

In other news, the details of the 2022 appropriation Act has been made public with an outline of what the president would be spending on some items.

In the 2022 budget, Nigeria's presidency is expected to spend N2.102 billion on refreshment, wildlife and some other items.

Payment for these items are to be funded from 4,596,128,367 recurrent expenditure and N7,717,279,814 for capital.


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