The Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF) has directed that all arrears of salaries and allowances of Nigerian workers must be compiled within seven days for them to be paid “immediately”, The Nation reports.
This was contained in a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday via the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) Secretary-General, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal.
The Comrade lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for bringing hope to thousands of public service employees who are being owed arrears of salaries and allowances for years.
According to him, the Presidency identified the outstanding benefits as: salary arrears, promotion arrears, 1st 28 days allowance on transfer from post, repatriation allowance, burial expenses, death benefits and mandatory training of OHCSF in 2010.
The Presidency directed the MDAs to ensure that each unpaid entitlement is accurate, verifiable, with 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, dated September 14 stressed.