The Federal Government has advised police officers and civil servants to be cautious in spending their November salary and to make provisions for Christmas celebrations therefrom.
In a memo signed by the FMC Keffi’s head of finance and accounts, Samson Adegoke, dated November 25, the government urged all staffs to spend their November salaries wisely as their December salary may not come in until January 2022, Peoples Gazette reports.
The memo reads, “Due to the recurrent trends of shortfall in budgetary allocations and its attendant effect on the payment of salaries in recent times across various MDAS, the management wishes to regrettably inform all staff that there might be an envisaged delay in payment of December 2021 salary in the Centre.”
Adegoke, while assuring the civil servants and heads of departments of the FMC’s efforts to forestall ‘unnecessary delays,’ warned them to be prudent about their spending as the yuletide season sets in.
“Accordingly, all staff are advised to be cautious in spending their November 2021 salary and to make provisions for Christmas celebrations therefrom,” the memo advised.
Similarly, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, in the signal message, informed all departments and commissioners of police across Nigeria of the delay in their November salaries.
“Information received from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System unit of the office of the accountant general of the federation indicates delay in the processing of funds salaries which implies that there will be a delay in payment of November salaries,” Mr. Usman said in the signal message sent around 1:50 p.m. on December 3.
Nonetheless, the police boss commended the sacrifices and dedication of the force, assuring them that the delay would be minimized.
He further directed that all assistant inspectors general of police and police commissioners lecture officers on the delay in salaries.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has launched an online portal for it’s National Housing Programme (NHP) and urged Nigerians to apply for affordable homes through the website.