Federal civil servants in about 90 Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) are yet to receive their January salary.
The affected MDAs include the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHoCSF), the Ministry of Information and National Orientation, the Ministry of Education, the National Population Commission, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Voice of Nigeria, among others.
In separate interviews, the workers lamented and said their December 2023 salary delay experience ought not to have been repeated.
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“As I am talking to you, myself and three of my colleagues have not been paid. The situation is not fair not with the current situation of the daily increment of prices of food items and other things in the country,” one of the workers said.”
Others alleged that the delay in the payment of their salaries was an indication that the government was insensitive to the sufferings of the masses.
The delay in the December salary payment had been attributed to technical issues relating to the upload and harmonization of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
The delay in the payment of January salaries was blamed on the technical glitch in the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS) platform by the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).
According to Daily Trust, GIFMIS is an IT-based system for budget management and accounting put in place by the federal government to improve public expenditure management processes and enhance greater accountability and transparency across ministries and agencies.