The Federal Government on Monday said that it would soon commence the payment of outstanding allowances for workers in its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the country.
Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), said this at a news conference to mark the 2017 Civil Service Week in Abuja.
The 2017 theme of the week is “Entrenching a Citizen-Centred Service Delivery Culture; Partnering with the youth for Africa’s Transformation ‘’.
According to her, “The Office of the Accountant General of the Federation has been directed to issue circulars to MDAs to submit their claims for direct payment.
“The Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has equally directed the Budget Office of the Federation and the Federal Ministry of Finance to put in place modalities for the settlement of other outstanding allowances.
“The measures, proposed by the Minister for Finance, have been approved by Federal Executive Council (FEC) and very soon we hope this will be an issue of the past.”
The HOS recalled that the Acting President on May 18 issued three executive orders on the Promotion of Transparency and Efficiency in the Business Environment.
“To achieve broad-based awareness and buy-in on the implementation of the executive orders, the acting president held an interactive session with a cross section of civil servants on Grade Level 8-14.
“This is the first time of such an interaction by the highest level of government with middle level public servants.
“This is a clear testament of the high regards that the administration holds the service and a testimony of the strategic role of the Civil Service in the implementation of government policies, ‘’ she said.