In a recent development, the Federal Government is contemplating withholding the December salary of over 5,000 federal civil servants due to discrepancies in their dates of first appointment and dates of birth. The National President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), Tommy Okon, made this announcement, highlighting ongoing efforts to resolve the issue.
Okon revealed that the union, in collaboration with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, has identified and forwarded the names of the affected workers to their Directors of Human Resources for confirmation. While 2,772 workers have been successfully reinstated after completing the verification process, concerns remain for those facing discrepancies.
The ASCSN President urged the Federal Government to expedite actions to ensure the timely payment of December salaries for civil servants currently undergoing various exercises to be reintegrated into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Okon emphasized the completion of the physical verification exercise for the ‘17,000’ core civil servants previously delisted from the IPPIS. He noted that 2,772 workers with no issues have been verified and forwarded for payment, while 5,000 employees with discrepancies await confirmation from their Directors of Human Resources.
Okon reassured affected ASCSN members of the union’s commitment to resolving the issues promptly within the legal framework. He stressed the importance of checking the Head of Service website for updates and called on the Federal Government to ensure that the salary delays do not extend beyond December.