Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris has federal reassured civil servants of his commitment to fully settle all outstanding promotion arrears.
Idris spoke in Abuja when he hosted the national executive of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) who paid him a courtesy visit.
According to a statement from Office of Accountant General of the Federation, the AGF revealed that following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that N10 billion be set aside monthly, commencing from May 2017 to offset backlog of promotion arrears, Office of Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) inaugurated an in-house committee to verify MDAs’ claims and submissions.
According to him “the committee has saved over N37 billion from misapplications, paddings, mistakes and non-compliance by MDAs to the agreed template.
So far, the committee has paid out N42 billion out of the N55 billion released leaving an outstanding of N13 billion in cash while a total of N35 billion is yet to be released to the office.”
Furthermore, the AGF promised that he will bring the concerns of the Association to the notice of the Minister of Finance and will also dialogue with the Director General Budget Office, to ensure that Government continues to keep its part of the agreement reached with Association in order to ensure industrial harmony.
He commended the leadership of ASCSN for their understanding and support in the implementation of government plans and programmes, saying without industrial harmony no meaningful development can be achieved.
The AGF equally commended the OAGF’s arm of the association for their understanding and support assuring them of his continued commitment to improving the welfare of the Staff through the implementation of people oriented programme.
Earlier, the National President, ASCSN, represented by the National Vice President, Comrade Bola Audu Innocent, extolled the leadership qualities of Mr. Ahmed Idris, saying he had displayed professionalism in managing the nation’s treasury.