Nigerian civil servants under the employment of the Federal Government will experience a delay in the payment of May 2023 salaries, The PUNCH learnt.
Our correspondent gathered that this was because Ministries, Departments and Agencies were yet to get debit approval from the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Earlier, some civil servants in separate interviews with our correspondent noted that their salaries for May 2023 have not been paid.
In a memo addressed to workers of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, the authority noted that the delay in the payment of workers was peculiar to all workers including the military and para-military.
The memo signed by its acting General Manager, Administration, Oluwasola Awe partly reads, “This is to inform all staff that Management has uploaded salaries and is awaiting debit at the Central Bank of Nigeria. However, FAAN have been advised that the payment of May 2023 salary would be delayed beyond the normal cycle due to glitches from the CBN’s portal.
“Please note that this situation is not peculiar to FAN alone as other MD’s including the Military and Paramilitary agencies are experiencing the same delay. Management appreciates your co-cooperation and understanding in this regard.”
Confirming the development, a source in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation said, “Yes, it is true. There is an order freezing accounts of MDAs from above. That’s why the CBN could not debit accounts and this delayed the payment of salaries.”
CBN’s acting director of Corporate Communications, Isa Abdulmumin could not be reached as at the time of filing this report.