President Buhari orders payment of salaries

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the payment of March salaries to federal workers following his lock down order in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.

President Buhari directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning immediately pay salaries.

The president gave the order during the  meeting with the COVID-19 Impact Assessment Committee on Thursday to review the effect of the outbreak on the economy.

President Buhari also directed the ministry to make sure that critical infrastructures were protected and as much as possible.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting in Abuja, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, the Finance Minister said the President further directed that measures be put in place to protect the poor during this lock down.