Nigeria’s Economic Crisis: Govs. advise FG to pay-off civil servants above 50 yrs

Nigerian State Governors have advised the Federal Government to offer federal civil servants who are older than 50 years a one-off retirement package to exit the service, as part of coordinated efforts to instill fiscal discipline and prevent the nation from imminent economic collapse. It was gathered from sources that the governors made the proposal at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in July. The proposal also urged the FG to begin implementation of the updated Stephen Oronsaye Report, which suggested merger and shutdown of agencies and parastatals with duplicated…

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FG reveals plan to increase salaries of Federal civil servants

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to review the salaries of deserving civil servants after the completion of work of the Presidential Committee on Harmonisation of Salaries Service-wide. Buhari revealed this yesterday at the Nigeria Civil Service Day Celebration, which was held at the Banquet Hall, State House, Abuja. The President, represented by the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Musa Bello, disclosed that his administration had already set up the Presidential Committee on Harmonisation of Civil Servants’ Salaries Service-wide. He, however, pointed out that following the gradual decline in…

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Review salaries, emoluments of political office holders downwards, expert urges RMAFC

President Buhari at national Assembly

A Financial Expert, Okechukwu Unegbu, has urged the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) to review salaries and emoluments of political office holders downwards. Unegbu, a past president of the Chattered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), made the call in a telephone interview on Monday in Abuja. He spoke against the backdrop of plans by RMAFC to review salaries and emoluments of political office holders and judicial officers. RMAFC’s Secretary, Mohammed Shehu, had recently announced plans to partner with relevant agencies of government to review salaries and emoluments…

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2023: FG bars civil servants from partaking in primaries

The Federal Government has reiterated the prohibition on civil servants to partake in primary elections. This was contained in an issued circular by the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Esan, yesterday. The circular came hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), asked political parties to conduct their primaries for the nomination of candidates from April 4 to June 3. The circular, dated May 5, was titled: ‘Clarification on the provision of public service vis-a-vis the Supreme Court judgment as it relates to the participation…

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Kano dismisses 4 civil servants for selling public landed properties

Four staff of the Bureau for Land Management in Kano state, have been dismissed for allegedly selling public landed properties. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Muhammad Garba announced their dismissal on Tuesday, March 1. The dismissed civil servants, identified as Abdulmuminu Usman-Magami, a Senior Survey Assistant on Salary GL-06; Abdullahi Idris, a Senior Land Officer on Salary GL-10; Audu Aliyu, a Press Attendant on Salary GL-05, and Baba Audu, an Assistant Chief Land Officer on Salary GL-13, were accused of forging documents, issuing false cadastral information and falsifying official…

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Deductions: Kaduna workers dare el-Rufa’i

Workers in Kaduna State have frowned at moves by the State government to distribute consent forms to civil servants on which they are to indicate their interest whether to belong to the union as well as to give their consent to deduct their check-up dues from their salaries. The NLC Chairman in Kaduna State, Ayuba Magaji said, during a press conference on Thursday, that such a move was a clear interference in the activities of the trade union and violates the provisions of both International and National Labour Laws. He…

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FG set to down-size Federal Government workers

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has disclosed that the federal government is set to reduce its workforce. The minister stated that the Buhari-led administration will review the number of its agencies to save costs and have more revenue for capital projects, adding that it is designing what it calls an ‘exit package’ for government workers that will be leaving the service. The minister was quoted as saying that reducing the size of government has become imperative, given the huge amount the Government spends on…

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High cost of food items, others: “Our salaries can’t feed us anymore”, Nigerians workers lament

Some Nigerian workers have lamented that the average Nigerian’s standard of living under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is steadily declining every day as prices of food continue to skyrocket daily. The current realities are forcing families into hunger, as an average Nigerian who could afford to feed three times in a day are now struggling to feed twice or less, because of the economic situation in the country. On a monthly basis, prices of food items appear to be increasing in major cities in Nigeria. For example, the prices of…

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FG to review financial regulations, overtime, estacode allowances of public office holders

The Federal Government has approved a comprehensive review of the Financial Regulations currently being operated in the public service. The Accountant General of the Federation, (AGF), Idris Ahmed, made this disclosure in Abuja yesterday, while inaugurating an inter-ministerial Committee to review the Financial Regulation. Idris Ahmed charged the Committee to, consider, review and recommend appropriate Duty Tour Allowance, estacode allowance, repatriation allowance and overtime allowance. They are to also consider, review and recommend appropriate imprest amount for relevant public servants and political office holders. The Committee is also charged to…

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FG to dismiss civil servants leaking official documents on social media

The Federal Government has again raised the alarm over what it described as incessant unauthorised disclosure of official documents on social media and other platforms. It has therefore threatened to henceforth dismiss officials caught doing so. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, gave the warning in an August 2, 2021 circular. The circular, titled: ‘Unauthorised circulation of official documents/information on social media’ was marked HCSF/3065/Vol.1 /94. This is the second time the HOCSF will be issuing the warning in about one year having issued…

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