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COVID-19: Buhari Approves Immediate Payment Of University Lecturers Withheld Salaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has just approved the immediate payment of the withheld February and March, 2020 salaries to lecturers in federal universities who are not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information (IPPIS) platform.

Senator Dr. Chris Ngige who is the Minister of Labour and Employment, has just revealed this in a statement to the press on Tuesday Night. In the statement which was circulated by his media aide, Emmanuel Nzomiwu, the Minister of Labor mentioned that the President of the Federation has ordered the Honorable Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning and the Accountant General of the Federation to with immediate effect redeem all withheld payments to lecturers in order for them to be able to take care of themselves and their family during this period of lockdown.

The Labor Minister also added that all the Vice Chancellors of this federal universities have been asked to re-validate the affected lecturers Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and also to forward it to the Accountant General of the Federation for the payments.

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