FG pays N35bn salary arrears to 267 MDAs

The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, has disclosed that N35 billion has been released by the Federal Government to fulfill to clear the backlog of promotion arrears owed to Federal Civil Servants across the country.

This covers the period from 2011 – 2016 while over N30 billion is being spent on verified Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). 

Idris disclosed this recently after receiving a briefing from the Chairman of the Committee on the Verification of  Civil Servants who entitled to promotion arrears.

Satisfied with success recorded from the exercise,  the AGF said the payment has helped the workers meet some of the most pressing needs, adding that the Federal Government was committed to fulfilling its promises and commitments to the workers.

According to the AGF,  the payments, which were  being  made in batches, have seen staff from over 261 MDAs so far being fully paid about N22.6 billion. The breakdown of the payments show that the first six batches were for 231 MDAs enrolled under the IPPIS, while there was another batch comprising 36 non-IPPIS MDAs.

He explained 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 being processed for payment.

The total sum of about N8.25billion has been released for the settlement of the verified MDAs.

Meanwhile, Idris said that some MDAs that are yet to submit their claims are still submitting to the committee for scrutiny, urging staff with complaints to refer to their various MDAs and assuring that all MDAs with genuine claims will be fully paid.