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Thursday, 17 December 2015

FG to pay salaries before Christmas

The office of the Accountant General of the Federation says it is upgrading the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System to ensure payment of December salary before Christmas.

The Director of Funds in the office, Mr Mohammed Dikwa, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja on the sideline of a one-day workshop on the Treasury Single Account and e-payment/collection.
Dikwa said that the system would be shut down over the weekend for the upgrade.
“The essence of the shut down is for maintenance. Some people complained that they couldn’t have access over the last few weeks because of the queue management challenge.
“We want to upgrade the infrastructure that we have over the weekend so that by Monday next week all payments will go on smoothly.
“If you look at the trend, people find it difficult to have access easily because the infrastructure was not strong enough to effectively handle the queue management.
“But with the new improvement, the system will be easily accessed, there will be seamless transactions, and people will get their money before Christmas particularly salaries and other financial commitments of government.
“I want to assure all Federal civil servants that, God willing, they will get their salaries before Christmas because we will try as much as possible to pay the salaries before that time.

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