Federal Government releases N35b to settle promotion arrears of civil Servants

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The Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris said the Federal Government has released N35billion to settle the backlog of promotion arrears owed Federal Civil Servants across the Federation from 2011 to 2016

He said the release was meant to fulfill the government’s promise to settle the arrears.

Idris disclosed this after receiving a briefing from the Chairman of the Committee on the Verification of Civil Servants who are entitled to Promotion Arrears, Mr. Mohammed Kudu Usman, who is also Director Inspectorate Department in the Office of the Accountant-General of Federation (OAGF).

Satisfied with success recorded from the exercise, the AGF said the payment has helped the workers to meet some of the most pressing needs.

He said the Federal Government was committed to fulfilling its promises and commitments to the workers.

A statement by the Director of Information in OAGF, Mrs. Kenechukwu Offie, the AGF

The statement said: “According to the AGF, the payments which were being made in batches have seen staff from over 261 MDAs so far being fully paid the sum of N22, 596,120,830.44.

“The breakdown of the payments revealed that the first six batches were for 231 MDAs enrolled under the IPPIS, while there was another batch comprised 36 Non IPPIS MDAs.

“He further stated that another set of 68 MDAs, comprising a batch of 54 IPPIS MDAs and another batch of 12 Non-IPPIS MDAs respectively have also been verified and their monies were been processed for payment.  The total sum of N8, 249,083,829.50 has been released for the settlement of these verified MDAs.

“Meanwhile, Idris said that some MDAs that are yet to submit their claims are still submitting to the committee on Promotion Arrears Verification for scrutiny.

“He urged staff with complaints to refer to their various MDAs, and assuring that all MDAs with genuine claims will be fully paid.”

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