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Workers Arrears: Buhari gives 7-days deadline

Labour leaders and workers are excited over a presidential directive that all arrears of salaries and allowances must be paid.

According to information available on, the Presidency on Monday directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to compile the names of all public service employees who are being owed arrears of salaries and allowances within seven days so that they can be paid without further delay.

The September 14 circular came from the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF). It immediately sent members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) jumping for joy.

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