The Accountant General of the Federation has announced that federal workers will commence receiving their January salaries from Thursday evening (today). The delay is attributed to a glitch in the Government Integrated Financial Management System (GIFMIS) platform.
There have been rising concerns over delay in the payment of January salaries of federal workers. The delay was blamed on the non-conclusion of the 2024 appropriation on the GIFMIS platform by the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF).
A January 31 memo titled, “Delay in the payment of January 2024 Salary”, from the bursary department of the National Mathematics Centre, Abuja, to all its staff informed them of the development.
The memo referenced NMC/BUR/GC/Vol.1, and was signed by the acting Bursar, Pius Ukwah, who said, “We wish to inform you that January 2024 salaries will be delayed beyond normal”.
“As of today, the OAGF is still working on finalising the 2024 appropriation on the GIFMIS platform and as a result, the personnel warrant for January is yet to be released”.
The memo which copied the Director/CE, the Registrar and pasted on all notice boards stated further, “The same situation applies to all MDAs and not just the centre. We regret the inconvenience caused by this delay.”
Responding to enquiries by Daily Trust on the delay, the Director Press and Public Relations at the Office of the Accountant General, Bawa Mokwa, said the issue had been sorted out and payment would commence today.
“We have sorted out the issue and workers will start receiving their payment from this Thursday evening,” he said.