The Federal Government has started paying the 40 per cent pay rise arrears to civil servants in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari had proposed a 40 per cent pay rise arrears for federal civil servants to cushion the effects of the planned removal of fuel subsidy.
It was gathered that the government started the payment on Saturday, April 22.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, later announced the approval by the Federal Government, adding that the pay rise had been included in the 2023 budget.
Ngige disclosed that the payment would take effect from January 1, 2023, adding that the rise will be applicable to all workers from level 1 to 17.
It was however learned that some federal civil servants, on Saturday, started receiving bank alerts of the arrears.