The Presidency has ordered Ministries, Departments and Agencies under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government to compile the names of all public service employees who are being owed arrears (salaries and allowances) within seven days 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.”