Federal government has clarified that it does not owe any worker in its employ, but they have received their salaries up to April.
The explanation is contained in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Mr. Paul C. Nwabuikwu.
According to the ministry of finance, State Governors had been told through the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC to prioritise salaries but chose not to do so, hence the backlog that some states are experiencing.
It stressed that the federal government should not blamed for avoidable mistakes made by state governments.
The statement reads in part: “This is to clarify the misinformation put forward by certain governors to the effect that Federal workers are being owed salaries.
“This is incorrect. Staff salaries at the Federal level are up to date; workers have received their April salaries.
“Regarding difficulties in salary payment, certain governors are trying to blame the Federal for their predicament. This is wrong. They had been told through the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) to prioritize salaries but chose not to do so, hence the backlog that some states are experiencing.
“The 50% drop in revenues simply means that salaries should be prioritised.
“The Federal Government should not be blamed for avoidable mistakes made at state level.”


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