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5.8.16

Buhari orders Finance Minister to pay civil servants death benefits, promotion arrears

By
Kemi Adeosun
The federal government has announced its readiness to pay death benefits, promotion arrears and other outstanding debts, which are running close to N300billion to civil servants. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, disclosed that the FG was ready to offset the outstanding bills to Federal Civil Servants in phases.
According to Oyo-Ita, the bills include promotion arrears, repatriation allowance and death benefits, among others which amount to about N293bn.
Addressing newsmen as part of the activities marking the 2016 Civil Service Week Celebration, Oyo-Ita noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation to explore ways of making the payments without delay.

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