Agencies under the control of the federal government have been ordered to compile the names of public service employees who are being owed salaries and allowances in arrears within seven days and pay them immediately.
The directive which emanated from the presidency was contained in a circular dated September 14, 2015 with reference number HCSF/428/S.1/128.
The letter which was signed by the head of the civil service of the federation, Danladi Kifasi, reiterated the urgent need for the names of those owed to be compiled and pay without further delay.
According to The Punch, the circular was made available to journalists today, September 15, in Abuja by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN).
The Presidency equally directed the agencies 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.
Parts of the circular read: “The correct information should reach the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on or before Monday, September 21 2015.”
Meanwhile, the secretary general of ASCSN, Alade Lawal, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for what he termed “bringing hope to thousands of public service employees who were being owed arrears of salaries and allowances for years.”
In another development, workers of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) embarked on a protest yesterday, September 14, at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.
The workers who are agitating for increment in salary decried what they termed unfavourable condition of service. Some of the workers carried placards with inscriptions like: “No condition of service’, “Workers deserve increase in salary”, “No to anti-labour practice in NAHCO”,etc.