The federal senior civil servants have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to effect immediately the payment of the backlog of their salaries and allowances, threatening to go on strike if this is not done as soon as possible.
The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, made this disclosure at the ASCSN National Delegates Conference, in Abeokuta, on Thursday, saying their patience had grown thin, they added that current state of affairs in the country, where sufferings is on a frightening level, is the time to settle the arrears to calm all frayed nerves and restore normalcy in the system.
“You will recall that in one of our correspondences to President Buhari before his inauguration, we did set out an agenda for him towards moving the nation forward,” the outgoing president of the association, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, said at the conference.
“One of the items on the agenda is the settlement of all outstanding salaries and allowances owed workers throughout the federation.
“When the issue of bailout was, therefore, announced by the government, we heaved a sigh of relief thinking the arrangement will cover public officers in the various Ministries Departments and Agencies, MDAs, both at the federal and state levels,” he stated.