Tinubu to Start Paying State, Local Government Workers? Fact Emerges

Tinubu to Start Paying State, Local Government Workers? Fact Emerges

  • President Bola Tinubu-led federal government did not announce a plan to take over the payment of salaries to state and local government workers in Nigeria
  • The claim was made in a tweet by an X user, and it has been copied and shared on Facebook and Instagram, with the user alleging NAN was the source
  • However, findings showed otherwise, while no credible media outlet reported the said development

The claim that President Bola Tinubu-led federal government was set to take over the payment of salaries of local government workers across the country has been found to be false.

An X user identified as @Gen_Buhar claimed that the federal government was planning to take over worker payments at the local and state levels.

Bola Tinubu-led federal government has not said it would begin to pay the salaries of state and local government workers.
FG did not announce plan to start paying salaries of state and local government Photo Credit: Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Twitter

The tweet partly reads:

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“BREAKING NEWS: FG Will Take Over Salary Payments from The State Governors and Rename All Nigerian Workers as Nigerian Civil Servants. Both state LG and FG should be using IPPIS."

FG not paying state, LG workers' salaries

The user further claimed that the report was from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The post, which has been generating massive views and reactions on X, has been copied and posted on Facebook and Instagram.

Using the keyword "FG to take over state government workers salary" on Google, there was no evidence NAN authored the report as alleged, while the story was not on any credible media outlet.

However, a further check revealed an article on The Spectacle, a blog website published on March 22, 2024.

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The article tagged "Fed Govt to Take Over Salary Payments Burden Away From State Governors" called for uniform salaries that would eliminate state and local government civil servants and suggested a new name for the structure: "Nigerian Civil Servants."

In the article, it was proposed that the federal government should pay civil servants at the state and local government levels. It also said the move would free up funds for other developmental projects.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that a video alleging APC chairman was being beaten by community members for selling palliative was also discovered to be false.

No credible media source reported the incident, and the video did not have proper details, including the name of the APC chairman and the place where the incident happened.

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Invid, a video verification tool, indicated that the video has been on social media since March 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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