President approves N713.7bn for workers’ salaries

The sum will be utilized as part of a three-step relief package to ensure that the owed wages are paid to workers across the country.

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly approved a N713.7 billion package to aid in the payment of workers’ salaries across the country.

The sum will be utilized as part of a three-step relief package to ensure that the owed wages are paid.

“In his resolve to put an end to the lingering crisis of unpaid workers’ salaries in the country especially in many states, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a comprehensive relief package designed to save the situation,” a source told The Nation.

“Specifically, the President has okayed a three-pronged relief package that will end the workers’ plight. The packages that have now been approved by President Buhari is expected to go into effect this week as the President is said to have directed that release of the funds should be made as soon as possible to assuage the plight of thousands of Nigerian workers in the federal and state governments,” he added.

The steps are:

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