…To be paid this week

The Federal Government has expressed regrets over the slight delay in the payment of October, 2020 salaries to some civil servants, explaining that it was caused by the fact that the 2020 budget was passed before the conclusion of negotiation on the new Minimum Wage and its consequential adjustment.

The government however assured that necessary steps have been taken to resolve the matter.

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan gave the explanation and assurances in a statement on Monday, adding that a lump sum was however provided in the 2020 budget for minimum wage and its consequential adjustment.

According to the statement which was signed by Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director Information in the Head of Service’s office and sent to African Community News, ACN, Dr. Yemi-Esan also disclosed that a committee made up of representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the Budget Office and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has been set up to determine the shortfalls of Ministries, Extra- Ministerial Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

She said the shortfalls are to be paid from the lump sum already set aside in the budget for the Minimum wage and its consequential adjustments.

Dr. Yemi-Esan said- “The Committee is expected to conclude its work by the end of this week so that salaries can be paid.

“While appreciating civil servants for their patience, the Head of Service also informed that she is in touch with the Director General, Budget Office, who assured that salaries will be paid by the end of this week,” the statement concluded.

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