Since the Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed announced that the federal government has given directive to pay February salary to its workers and many of our readers started seeing ‘alert’ February 20, ACEGIST official mail boxes have been inundated with similar questions from all the mailers; “so Buhari can pay before 25th?”
In his message, the information minister had said the direct for early payment of salary was given so as to allow voters travel to where they are to vote.
“On the part of the Federal Government also, we decided that to make it easy for those who will want to go back to vote, salary payment started yesterday (Tuesday) as opposed to the normal 25th of every month.
“This is just to ease the burden of people who want to go back and cast their vote,’’ Muhammed explained.
But many who reached ACEGIST expressed shock that Buhari’s administration can pay salary before 25th of the month.
One of the mail read: “Since after the era of (former President) Jonathan, I am not sure I had ever received salary before 25th except that of December, until this election period, election is good o.”
Another mail read: “Even during Christmas, I received salary most times on 25th, this is unbelievable!!!”
Yet, another read: “I recall a Sallah celebration that fell on 22nd or so and everyone was expecting salary as it used to be during ex-President GEJ but it never came and suddenly, alert entered today. I think we should be doing election every month.”
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