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Elections postponement: FG orders immediate payment of February salaries

From right: President Muhammadu Buhari; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha; Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari; Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita and National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno during the Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Wednesday. PHOTO BY: Felix Onigbinde.

The Federal government has ordered the immediate payment of February salaries to all federal workers to cushion the effect of elections postponement.

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed told State House reporters at the end of today’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by president Muhammadu Buhari.

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Lai said, “the payment of salaries started yesterday as against the 25th of every month to ease the challenges caused by elections postponement.”

Recall that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had, on Saturday, announced the postponement of the elections by a week, citing logistics challenges.

Details soon.

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