Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has said that the 5,000 federal civil servants, who had been verified for alleged discrepancies in their dates of birth and appointment, will receive their salaries in December.
ASCSN President, Mr Tommy Okon, made the disclosure in an interview with our reporter on Thursday in Lagos, following some reports suggesting that the affected civil servants would not receive their December salaries.
It was reported that the Federal Government had, in September, delisted more than 17,000 workers from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) platform for allegedly failing to comply with verification exercise spanning over five years.
Following the intervention of ASCSN, the government, through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, in October, began verification of the delisted civil servants.
Okon said: “Among those who were verified, 5,000 have discrepancies in their records of service, ranging from date of birth and date of first appointment, of which the head of service has set up a six-man team to rectify it.
“This was done so that those issues can be resolved for them to be able to earn salary in December, and it was also agreed that they, upon getting both the payment of salary and the arrears from September, will be paid in December.”
The ASCSN president also said that those who did the verification, both online and physical, the head of service discovered, after the collation, that 2,772 did not have any problem.
He said that their names had already been forwarded for payment, adding, however, that they could not meet up with the November salary as at the time of forwarding their names.