Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the payment of the withheld, February and March salaries of lecturers in federal universities who are yet to join the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Dr Chris Ngige, The Minister of Labour made this known on Tuesday in a statement signed by his new media aide, Emmanuel Nzomiwu.
The Minister stated that Buhari also directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, and the Accountant General of the Federation, to effect the directive.
The payment, according to Ngige, will cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on lecturers and their dependents.
He also disclosed that Vice Chancellors have been requested to revalidate the affected lecturers Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) and forward to the Accountant General of the Federation for the payments.