FG begins payment of 290 billion naira promotion arrears

Federal Government says it has commenced payment of over 290 billion naira outstanding salary, promotion and other arrears owed civil servants.
Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria-ASCSN, who made the announcement in a statement by its president Bobboi Kaigama, noted that following the commencement of the arrears payment, it had suspended the strike earlier planned to start today.
The group stated that the strike, which would have paralyzed all federal Ministries, Departments, and Agencies-MDAs, had to be put on hold since the Federal Government had started paying the affected officers their outstanding entitlements.
They urged the government to ensure that the payment continued until all federal officers being owed receive their full entitlements adding that if the process is scuttled by the government, the strike would begin without further notice.
The association urged well-meaning Nigerians to lend their voices to the plea of the union that all efforts be made by the government to settle all arrears of entitlements owed federal officers, so the ugly situation could be nipped in the bud.

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