President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to compile within seven days, the names of all public servants being owed salaries and allowances, so that they can be paid without further delay.
The directive was contained in a Circular with reference number HCSF/428/S.1/128 dated September 14, 2015, from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi, and made available to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria
In the circular, the Presidency emphasised the urgent need to compile the names of those being owed so as to pay them immediately.
The Presidency directed the MDAs to ensure that each unpaid entitlement should be accurate, verifiable and contain the name, designation, status (serving or retired) and amount due to each officer.
“The correct information should reach the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on or before Monday, September 21 2015,” the circular emphasized.
Reacting to the directive, Secretary-General of ASCSN, Mr. Alade Lawal, commended President Muhammadu Buhari “for bringing hope to thousands of public service employees who were being owed arrears of salaries and allowances for years.”