Folasade Yemi-Esan, the head of the Federation’s Service, has stated that the federal government has no intentions of reducing workweeks despite the rise in fuel prices caused by the removal of the fuel subsidy.
She affirmed this statement on Tuesday in Abuja at the event honoring the 2023 Civil Service Week, themed, ‘Digitalization of Work Processes in the Public Service: A Gateway to Efficient Resource Utilization and National Development’ News About Nigeria reports.
Yemi-Esan claimed that the current administration was working on palliatives to support Nigerians in general as well as civil workers.
“We don’t have any plans to reduce working days for civil servants in view of the hike in PMS and the cost of transportation. However, a committee has been set up to look into this,” Yemi-Esan said.
“The committee is currently working on getting gas-powered buses to convey civil servants to and fro. We’re also working on the conversion of some vehicles from PMS to gas. Also, the minimum wage is also being reviewed.”
She claimed that 69,854 officers from all six geopolitical zones have been identified as part of the continuing verification process for government officials across MDAs.
The verification process under the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Personnel Information System, according to the head of the service, is intended to keep legitimately hired civil servants and get rid of ghost workers.
She said that the verification process handed up 1,618 fake or illegal employment letters, resulting in the dismissal of the officers.
She also added that the country should bear with the present administration and that the president is doing his best to tackle the nation’s current economic situation.