The Federal Government has given explanation for the delay in the payment of October 2020 salary to some civil servants.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, on Monday in Abuja in a statement explained the situation.
According to her, the delay was due to the fact that the 2020 budget was passed before the conclusion of negotiation on the new Minimum Wage and its consequential adjustment.
She added that a lump sum was however provided in the 2020 budget for minimum wage and its consequential adjustment.
She assured that necessary steps are in progress to resolve the situation.
Dr. Yemi-Esan said that a committee had been set up constituting representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the Budget Office and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to determine the shortfalls of Ministries, Extra- Ministerial Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
“The shortfalls are to be paid from the lump sum already set aside in the budget for the Minimum wage and its consequential adjustment.
“The Committee is expected to conclude its work by the end of this week so that salaries can be paid,” she said.
The HoS appreciated the civil servants for their patience, and also added that the Director General, Budget Office, assured her that salaries will be paid by the end of this week.
According to Daily Trust, some federal workers on Monday staged a protest at the Federal Secretariat, over the delay in the payment of September and October salaries across many of the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).