The Federal Government on Monday disclosed that delayed in the payment of October salaries to some civil servants was due to the N30.000 National minimum wage and and its consequential adjustment which negotiation was concluded after the passage of 2020 budget.
The Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan in a statement said that necessary steps have been taken to resolve the matter.
Dr. Yemi-Esan also disclosed that a committee made up of representatives of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, the Budget Office and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has been set up to determine the shortfalls of Ministries, Extra- Ministerial Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
According to a statement by the Director of Information, Olawunmi Ogunmosunle
, the HoS assured that 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, while commending civil servants for their patience, the Head of Service also informed that she is in touch with the Director General, Budget Office, who assured that salaries will be paid by the end of this week.