The Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Ahmed Idris on Thursday stated that all the workers on the Federal Government’s payroll will be paid their salaries in spite of the strike declared by the organized labour.
He also reiterated that this is not achievable in a climate whereby crucial stakeholders are not allowed in their offices.
Idris who was initially prevented from entering the Treasury House by the protesting labour unions said the payment of salary involved a number of processes that do not begin and end with the Office of the Accountant General (OAGF).
He said, “On coming to the office this morning (yesterday), we met the gates of the office locked and wondered how we can keep this promise if we are being locked out of the office.
“After speaking with the local arm of the labour in the office on the need to pay salaries, they conceded to allow me and some of my staff in but the gates are still locked.
“I, therefore, appeal to the labour to open our gates so that we can have unhindered access to meet their needs”.
The AGF in a joint statement with the Communications Officer, OAGF, Ifeanyi Okereke, appealed to the organized labour to trust in The President and return to the negotiation tables in order to resolve the current imbroglio on the implementation of the new national minimum wage.