December Salary: Purported Delay in Payment is Fake News, Says HoS

By Mohammed Mohammed

The Office of the Head Service of the Federation on Thursday debunked as fake and a rumour in its entirety that the December 2021 salaries of Federal Civil Servants will not come as at when due.

Making the clarification on Thursday, the Director of Public Relations and Communications of the Office, Mr. AbdulGaniyu Aminu, in the disclaimer statement made available to the media, said:

“The attention of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has been drawn to a circular purportedly issued by the office advising civil servants to exercise caution in spending their November salary because of possible delay in the payment of their December salary.

“The fake news has unfortunately been published in some newspapers and some social media platforms without verifying.

“For the avoidance of doubt, it must be stated that the office at no time issued any such circular in respect of salary.”

He urged the Nigerian civil servants and the general public to disregard the contents of the fake circular as the work of mischief makers.

According to Aminu, the said signatory to the circular, one Dr. S.A. Adegoke, is not a staff of the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation as there is no record of such an officer in the office. 

The statement asserts: “It stands to reason therefore that those behind the so-called circular are just out to cause mischief by spreading false information for reasons best known to them.

“It bears restating therefore that the so-called circular is nothing but fake news as no such circular was written or emanated from the office.

The Spokesman, urged the general public to disregard the news for what it is as a tale told by those out to cause unnecessary panic and disaffection among Civil Servant.

He said: “That the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation as being proactively and humanly driven by Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan will continue to place very high premium on the welfare of every Nigerian worker.

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