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Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by dre11(m): 4:00pm On Feb 11
Workers in different federal establishments across the country have bemoaned the delay in the payment of their January salary, describing the action of the government as insensitive considering the current economic situation in the country.

Some of the workers said the delay is the worst in recent years, worse than they experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic when workers were asked to stay at home.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that a memo from the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation had earlier notified the workers of the delay.

According to the memo, the accountant general’s office was working on finalising the 2024 Appropriation on the GIFMIS platform, and as a result the Personnel Warrant for the month of January 2024 was yet to be released.

The memo, it was learnt, stated that the delay would cut across Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). It urged the affected members of staff to exercise patience while the issues were being sorted.

In Ekiti State, some of the workers who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES included staff of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti; Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN); National Orientation Agency (NOA), and Federal Ministry of Information, among others.
An official of FUOYE, Wole Balogun, said that with the hardship being faced by the people, it was inconceivable that salaries could be delayed longer than necessary.

Mr Balogun, who blamed the delay on an unnecessary bureaucratic bottleneck associated with the payment platforms, urged the federal government to expedite action on the payment, “because the situation is becoming unbearable.”

A staffer of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Folashade Daramola, also lamented the delay. She noted that many members of staff have loan obligations that they ought to have paid as at when due, which have remained pending.

We are finding it difficult to even go to work; after all, we depend on our salary to be able to transport ourselves, not to talk of feeding our families. We are tired of excuses, let them pay our salary, Mrs Daramola said.

Also, Owoeye Ilesanmi, who is a staffer of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), said that in addition to delay in the payment of January salary, the federal government has reneged on the payment of the wage award.

“We have only received a wage award of two months, while three months is outstanding. The whole thing boils down to insensitivity on the part of the government. How do we survive without our salary and the wage award? I think the government should show empathy by paying us all the money they owe us, he said.

The wage award is the allowance that the federal government promised to pay federal workers for six months to assuage the impact of the removal of subsidy on petrol. Following the subsidy removal and other government policies, prices of goods and services have more than doubled despite the non-increase in wages for many workers.

In Ibadan, Oyo State, another federal civil servant, Idris Badiru, while lamenting the delay in payment of January salary, described the situation as pathetic.

“January the 39th! Alagbase ti si oko gba bayi,” he wrote on his Facebook page, using a Yoruba terminology to indicate the lamentation of an unpaid worker.

In Katsina State, many federal workers spoken to also said they had not been paid their salary and palliatives support from the government.

Some of the affected workers told PREMIUM TIMES that the delay was affecting their work schedule, as they now find it difficult to go to work, especially those living in areas far from their offices.

“I work in a department that requires me to go to the office every day, but I’ve finished my savings and I’m finding it difficult to travel to Dutsin Ma to undertake my responsibility,” Faruk (surname withheld), who is an engineer with the department of Physical Planning and Works at the Federal University, Dutsin Ma, said.

“Things are hard, but we have no option than to oblige,” he added.

Mr Bala travels to and from Dutsin Ma from Katsina metropolis, a 68-Kilometre journey, every working day.

“On these travels, I can spend a whole month’s salary not to talk of the foodstuffs and other basic necessities,” he said.

Others told our reporter that the situation was making life difficult for them as prices of foodstuffs keep increasing.

Another non-academic worker of the Federal Polytechnic, Daura, who asked not to be named for fear of victimisation, said the delay in salary payment is affecting her activities, especially because she travels daily from Katsina to Daura.

“The polytechnic is new so there are no houses for staff, most of us travel to the school on a daily basis, which compounds our situation.

“Though, we’ve been notified by the management of the salary delay, I think it’s unfair for the government, especially because January is usually a long month,” the official, who works in the Students’ Affairs department said.

On the palliative support, most of them said they only received the palliative for two months – October and November, 2023.

A staffer of the National Population Commission in Katsina State said he has since stopped going to the office “because several of my colleagues are no longer going too.”

An official of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in Edo State, Jude Abugu, described the delay in payment of salaries as commonplace in recent months. He said there has been frequent delays in payment of salaries of federal civil servants since the new administration came onboard last month.

Mr Abugu said he received his January salary on 2 February.

“I think that was the earliest that they have paid us a salary. There are times when our salaries will come in during the first or second week of the next month,” he said.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/667212-pay-us-our-january-salaries-nigerian-federal-workers-lament.html

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Debater(m): 4:02pm On Feb 11
The only thing more annoying than mosquitoes in my ear is “On your mandate I stand Jagaban”
Heediots, APC has destroyed us

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by MrProlific95: 4:02pm On Feb 11
Buhari finished Nigeria.

Tinubu came to auction the carcass,

England should come see the result of their experiment

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Lastmessenger2: 4:02pm On Feb 11
It will favor me and my village on the mud

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Jokerman(m): 4:03pm On Feb 11
Lol...

This is unbelievable....

Tinubu should please do his best and pay up

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Treadway: 4:06pm On Feb 11
Lament all you want, no one cares. Wait and endure the baby steps of pain, while Thubv and his group of brigands use '500m first' to constitute a wage review committee.

Happy gnashing of teeth Nigerians. You deserve it and more.🤣

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by marenkurz: 4:08pm On Feb 11
This is unfair. I don't want to believe that the federal government is as broke as owing workers.
Please, pay these people their sweat. Thank you.

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by TrackerSK: 4:09pm On Feb 11
It shall never be well with APC and her Supporters

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by slivertongue: 4:13pm On Feb 11
Tribulations all over the land because of APC's moronic policies

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Kukutenla: 4:18pm On Feb 11
But seunmsg said federal workers have been paid

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Bobloco: 4:19pm On Feb 11
The great Tinubulation

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Bobloco: 4:20pm On Feb 11
Kukutenla:
But seunmsg said federal workers have been paid

Don't mind that fellow

His job here is to spread lies, falsehood and propaganda

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Nice2023(m): 4:24pm On Feb 11
I really pity federal govt workers in Nigeria.

The situation is alarming.

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by stacyadams: 4:27pm On Feb 11
Shoot any godamn baggars asking for salaries,,,,on jagaban mandate we stand.. useless urrcchins grin

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Jessyjeff: 5:15pm On Feb 11
Epi npiawa azu is spreading faster than anyone could have imagined.

Well, i hope it doesn't reach ita Konkri (eating of concrete), according to Perikomo Nwankwo Okoye.

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by jonadaft: 9:40pm On Feb 11
Wicked useless corrupt fg

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Epstein(m): 9:41pm On Feb 11
Quit.... grin
Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by ebubeson: 9:41pm On Feb 11
"One of the judgement days of tribalism is here"...

Pay them their salaries..

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by myfantasies(f): 9:42pm On Feb 11
Let them continue to stand on his mandate, or leg don they pain them grin

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by sterlingD(m): 9:42pm On Feb 11
Treadway:
Lament all you want, no one cares. Wait and endure the baby steps of pain, while Thubv and his group of brigands use '500m first' to constitute a wage review committee.

Happy gnashing of teeth Nigerians. You deserve it and more.🤣
And the above action in bold really jolted me.l am left speechless .

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by israelmao(m): 9:43pm On Feb 11
In midst of rising cost of living Emilokan is still holding on workers' salaries.

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by AchichaMmuo: 9:45pm On Feb 11
Something that never even happened in Buhari's tenure. This man ehen.

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Ashez: 9:46pm On Feb 11
Okay naaa
Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by mastermaestro(m): 9:46pm On Feb 11
No, make una chop afcon cup nau. Unserious bunch of citizens. angry

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Romanoff(f): 9:47pm On Feb 11
Una never see anything.

I just finished arguing with a man who campaigned heavily for Tinubu. In his words "even if Tinubu is being pushed in a wheel barrow, I will vote for him, he is our own?.

The annoying thing about this man is that he earns in dollars. He still insists he'll vote for Tinubu in 2027. Talk about Man's inhumanity to man.

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by reiddecuti: 9:47pm On Feb 11
Something that has never happened in the history of Nigeria before. FG workers being owned. Gradually owning FG workers will become a norm just like it is in States.


Tinubu really working hard to destroy the remaining integrity Nigeria has, thanks to those that want to teach Peter Obi and the Obidient a POLITICAL LESSON



I will continue from where Buhari stopped. Una think say na JOKE!!! 🤣

I never voted for Tinubu In 2032, but In 2027 I and my household and friends will vote for him 2027. In fact, Tinubu till 2039!

How I wish there's a way those who didn't vote for this FAILURE will be immune from the failed economy caused by the agbadorian.

Las, Las, we go dey alright for this country.

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Angelfrost(m): 9:47pm On Feb 11
The tenure of Lamentations...!

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Re: Pay Us Our January Salaries, Nigerian Federal Workers Lament by Basic123: 9:48pm On Feb 11
I AM A FG worker and I have received my salary since.




TALK TO YOU4 BANK

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