Thousands of Federal Civil Servants at Risk of Salary Delay Due to Discrepancies. The National President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), Tommy Okon, has revealed that a significant number of federal civil servants—roughly 5,000 individuals—are facing potential salary delays in December due to discrepancies in their dates of first appointment and dates of birth.

Okon expressed concerns that these discrepancies might hinder these workers from receiving their December salaries. He highlighted the ASCSN’s collaborative effort with the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, stating that the union has submitted the names of the affected employees to their Directors of Human Resources for verification.

While providing an update on the situation, Okon reported that 2,772 workers have successfully completed the required online and physical verification exercises, leading to their reinstatement into the Federal Government’s payroll.

He urged the Federal Government to expedite the necessary actions to ensure timely resolution of the issues faced by the civil servants undergoing various exercises for reintegration into the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

Addressing reporters in Abuja on Tuesday, Okon emphasized, “A total of 2,772 have been verified and forwarded to IPPIS for payment because there were no issues. The names of 5,000 workers who have discrepancies are to be forwarded to their DHR for confirmation.

He further explained the status of the affected workers, mentioning, “We have confirmed that the salary for the month of November 2023 is concluded; therefore, those affected will not be able to get their salary for the month of November. However, efforts are being made to ensure that those cleared will receive their salaries for December 2023, including the arrears from September.”

Okon appealed to the Federal Government, particularly the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, to expedite necessary actions to prevent the delay of December salaries for the affected civil servants. He urged the affected members of the ASCSN to remain patient as the union works within legal bounds to resolve these issues promptly.