Friday, July 29, 2016
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LAGOS — FEDERAL senior
civil servants have threatened to down tools over unpaid salary arrears,
 appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct immediate payment of
their backlog of salaries and allowances. The workers said their
patience had been overstretched.

Speaking through their umbrella body, the Association of Senior Civil
Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, the workers said the current state of
affairs in the country, where sufferings had been lifted to a
frightening level, was the time to settle the  arrears to calm all
frayed nerves and restore normalcy in the system.

Addressing delegates at ASCSN National Delegates Conference, NDC, in
Abeokuta, Ogun State, outgoing President of the body, Mr. Bobboi
Kaigama, said: “You will recall that in one of our correspondences to
President Buhari before his inauguration, we did set out an agenda for
him towards moving the nation forward.

“One of the items on the agenda is the settlement of all outstanding
salaries and allowances owed workers throughout the federation.  When
the issue of bailout was, therefore, announced by the government, we
heaved a sigh of relief thinking the arrangement will cover public
officers in the various Ministries Departments and Agencies, MDAs, both
at the federal and state levels.”

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