The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) says some 8,000 federal civil servants, of those delisted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) for infractions, have been restored.
ASCSN’s General Secretary, Mr Joshua Apebo, made the disclosure, on Wednesday, during a get together in Lagos.
It was reported that the Federal Government had in September delisted more than 17,000 workers from the IPPIS platform for allegedly failing to comply with verification spanning over five years.
However, following the intervention of ASCSN, the government, through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, began the verification of the 17,000 civil servants in October.
Apebo said, “As at yesterday (Dec. 19, 2023) over 8,000 civil servants that were delisted, their names have been returned to the IPPIS and the government promised that it is going to pay December salary along with three months arrears.”
The general secretary also said that the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria had submitted the list of committee members for the negotiation of the minimum wage to the government.
According to him, the committee will be inaugurated in January 2024 to commence the negotiation.
“The last minimum wage was inaugurated in April 2019 and the rule says every five years; so, by April 2024, it would be five years. So, I hope before then, it will be concluded,” he said.