FG allays fears on workers’ salaries
The Federal Government has allayed workers’ fears on payment of salaries, saying the difficult economic situation would not affect salaries.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, told State House reporters yesterday that at the moment, there was no risk of owing salaries.
Udoma said though the country was actually passing through a difficult time, things were getting better as tax collection was improving.
He said: “We have paid all salaries. The federal government has always been paying its salaries, and there is no risk whatsoever that there is going to be a situation where the federal government will not pay salaries.
“Let me also say that we are about to have FAAC. There is an actually an increase in the amount that is going to be available in FAAC. I will let the Minister of Finance talk about the exact amount. There is an increase because of our tax collection is going up.
“When I appeared before the Senate last week, I did inform Nigerians that indeed we were beginning to move up, our revenue situation is actually improving on the month already. Our tax collection is already improving, there is no doubt that we are actually going through a difficult time, but things are improving.”