Nigerian govt blames delay in June salary on technical glitch


The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) has attributed the delay in the payment of June salaries to some government workers to technical challenges. Bawa Mokwa, the Director of Press at the OAGF, stated that the office is actively working to address the issue and ensure prompt resolution.

According to Mr. Mokwa, the delay occurred due to technical challenges with the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS), which is one of the platforms used for salary processing. The OAGF is working diligently to rectify these challenges and ensure that affected government workers receive their salaries in a timely manner.

The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) assured that efforts were underway to resolve the technical challenges causing the delay in the payment of June salaries. Bawa Mokwa, the Director of Press at the OAGF, stated that the Directors and the consultant responsible for the salary platforms were engaged in a crucial meeting, working tirelessly to address the issue.

Mr. Mokwa mentioned that the salaries would start being disbursed soon, providing relief to the affected civil servants. However, some civil servants in Abuja expressed their frustrations over the delayed payment. Uloma Offor, one of the civil servants, emphasized that the salary is crucial for meeting her financial obligations, paying debts, and buying essential items for her family. She pleaded with the federal government to expedite the payment so that she can provide for her household, as her children were experiencing hardships due to the delay.

Jones Tolu, another civil servant, expressed how the delay in salary payment, coupled with the removal of petrol subsidy, has made life difficult for the masses. He mentioned that while some of his friends in certain parastatals and ministries received their June salaries, not everyone had been paid. Tolu highlighted the impact on his children, as they were unable to attend school due to outstanding payments and impending examinations. He called on the government to urgently address the situation to ensure civil servants can meet their financial obligations.

Ibrahim Umar, a trader in Wuse market, also shared his experience of low patronage during the Sallah celebration and ongoing low sales due to the delay in salary payment to civil servants. The market has been affected as a result, with reduced customer turnout.

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