FG Reveals Why Workers Have Not Received June Salary

The Federal Government has explained why it is yet to pay June salary.
The Director of Press at the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), Bawa Mokwa spoke on Wednesday, saying the issue is as a result of technical challenges.
Mokwa specified that the issues originated from the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS), a salary payment platform.
The OAGF is working tirelessly to resolve the problem.
He said, “As we speak, the directors and the consultant in charge of the platforms are in a crucial meeting, working round the clock to resolve the problem. Anytime from now, the salaries will start to drop.”
Meanwhile, government workers have expressed their frustration over the delay.
A civil servant named Uloma Offor who spoke with Daily Trust voiced her difficulties, stating, “I depend on this monthly salary to survive; I pay my debts and buy food items, but with the delay, all these are not possible.”
Another worker, Jones Tolu, echoed these sentiments, highlighting the impact of the delayed salary alongside the removal of the petrol subsidy.
“My children cannot go to school because I have outstanding payment to make and their examination comes up soon,” he said, urging the government to take swift action.

Federal Government postpones census indefinitely

The 2023 national census scheduled for May 3-7 has been postponed indefinitely by the federal government. 

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the incoming administration will determine if the census will hold.

Mohammed further revealed that the postponement was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari after a meeting with some members of the Federal Executive Council and the Chairman of the National Population Commission.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the postponement of the 2023 Population and Housing Census, earlier scheduled for 3-7 May 2023, to a date to be determined by the incoming Administration.

“The President gave the approval after meeting with some members of the Federal Executive Council and the Chairman of the National Population Commission and his team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (28 April 2023).

“In arriving at the decision to postpone the Census, the meeting reiterated the critical need for the conduct of a Population and Housing Census, 17 years after the last Census, to collect up-to-date data that will drive the developmental goals of the country and improve the living standard of the Nigerian people.

“The President noted that with the completion of the Enumeration Area Demarcation of the country, conduct of first and second pretests, the recruitment and training of adhoc workers, procurement of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and ICT infrastructures, appreciable progress has been made in the implementation of the 2023 Population and Housing Census.

“He also commended the methodology being put in place by the Commission to conduct accurate and reliable Census, especially the massive deployment of technology that is capable of delivering world class Census and laying a sustainable basis for future censuses

“The President further directed the Commission to continue with preparations for the conduct of the 2023 Population and Housing Census in order to sustain the gains already recorded and provide the basis for the incoming administration to consolidate these achievements.

“The meeting was attended by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami; the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Mr Clem Agba and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.”

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FG Declares Monday As Public Holiday To Celebrate Workers Day

Monday, May 1 has been declared as Public Holiday by the Federal Government.
FG declared the public holiday to mark this year’s Workers Day celebration.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government.
Aregbesola, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaib Belgore, on Friday, commended workers for their hard work, diligence and sacrifice, noting that their efforts are largely responsible for the greatness of the country and the respect Nigeria now commands in the comity of nations.
The minister said, “There is dignity in labour, we have to have dedication and commitment to the work we do because it is vital to nation-building.”
He enjoined workers to imbibe the culture of productivity, saying “The end of work is productivity. It is productivity that leads to satisfactory provision of goods and services and wealth creation.
It is therefore the path to national and individual prosperity.”
The minister urges workers to raise the bar of their trade in line with the regime of President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd)’s drive to upgrade the vehicle of governance and make all the people of Nigeria derive maximum benefit from the nation.
The minister commended all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country, as he encouraged them not to relent but go all out to deter the criminals whenever they raised their heads.

FG Declares Friday And Monday Public Holiday For Eid-ul-Fitr Celebration

To mark this year’s EIdil-Fitr, the Federal government has declared Friday, April 21, and Monday, April 24, 2023, as public holidays.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Shuaib Belgore.

He congratulated all Muslims for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Aregbesola also called on all Muslims to imbibe and practice the virtues of kindness, love, tolerance, peace, self-denial, sacrifice and good neighbourliness, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him).

“The self-restrain, self-denial, sacrifice and deep spiritual consciousness that accompanied the fasting period should not end but be maintained and improved upon, in order to be a better person and true worshipper”, the minister advises all Muslims.

Aregbesola assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully committed to peaceful transition of government following  successful elections.

He expressed the government’s commitment to the provision of security for the life and property of every citizen and foreigners in the country.

The Minister commended all security agencies for the successes recorded in the fight against criminals across the country.

He urges Nigerians to be part of the nation’s security architecture by being vigilant and report suspicious individuals and activities to law enforcement agencies nearest to them, noting that security is everybody’s responsibility. He admonishes Nigerians also to report suspicious activities and persons to the N-Alert application.

“Aregbesola wishes all Muslims a happy Eidil-Fitr celebration and prays that the peace, blessings and favour of Allah be with you all
,” the statement said.