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Over 5000 workers faces salary delay over date discrepancies – Union leader

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The National President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, Tommy Okon, on Tuesday, revealed that over 5,000 federal civil servants facing discrepancies in their date of first appointment and date of birth may encounter a delay in receiving their December salary.

Okon clarified that the union is actively collaborating with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation to resolve the issues.

The union has submitted the names of the affected workers to their Directors of Human Resources for confirmation.

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He noted that out of the affected civil servants, 2,772 workers have successfully undergone the necessary processes and have been reinstated onto the payroll after completing the online and physical verification exercise.

While addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Okon emphasized the urgency for the federal government to swiftly conclude actions to prevent any delays in the December salary payment for civil servants undergoing reintegration into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

“The physical verification exercise of the ‘17,000’ Core Civil Servants who were delisted from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System was concluded in October 2023, and those involved were in high spirits, waiting for their monthly salary, which was stopped since September 2023, to be restored,” Okon explained.

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“As of today, only those who had earlier completed their verification exercise but were mistakenly delisted have had their salaries restored, while 5,000 civil servants still have discrepancies on their date of First Appointment and date of birth. However, efforts are being made by the HOSF to ensure that those cleared will get their salaries for December 2023, including the arrears from September,” he added.

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Okon urged affected ASCSN members to be patient, assuring them that the union is actively pursuing legal avenues to expedite the resolution of the issues.

The union leader appealed to the federal government to take prompt action to ensure that the December salary is not delayed for the affected civil servants.

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