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Civil Servants question Okonjo-Iweala over Alleged N1.8 Trillion Salary Expenditure



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The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) yesterday, questioned the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, about the alleged  N1.8 trillion  spent yearly on the salaries of public service employees.

ASCSN addressed the minister via a statement, asking the minister to explain why the large amount was being spent on salaries. The civil servants also requested that Okonjo-Iweala should disclose to Nigerians, exactly how much of that amount was actually spent on the salaries, Vanguard reports.

The association is also alleging that the staff strength of the Public Service is about 870,000, and not  the 1.2 million declared by the minister.


  1. Meah

    July 25, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Are these people working with facts or assumptions? I hate to hold brief for madam Ngozi but we need to be objective here. Stating that the workforce is ‘about’ a certain number does not sound to me like what anyone challenging another should put up as its claim. Even at law, he who asserts must provide the proof. Furthermore, a minister does not work in isolation, they are usually fed information by the various department heads (who by implication are senior civil servants) in their respective ministries. If the ASCSN is accusing the minister of working with false figures, it should kindly check its backyard.

  2. Dekunle

    July 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    This woman has always been a fraud. Her time is coming, and her disgrace will be brutal.

  3. Tee

    July 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Haaaaa not billion oh trillion… I think there is more than one person behind this, because one person cannot just sit down and for her mind pour out figures like this.

  4. Shaanu

    July 25, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    if you point a (blaming) finger, four others are pointing back at you,” society has no moral right to point accusing fingers or be cynical at any of the leader in a democracy like ours because government is by everyone or his anointed representative(s). Maybe one should ask what these senior civil servants are doing including their age falsification in their own little spheres.

  5. deehay

    July 25, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    870,000 public servant in Nigeria. I pet that figure isn’t correct. knowing fully well we have ghost workers and the rest.

    As much as i dont see Madam as saint but i don’t think she would publicly declared that figure without facts and figure. I believe she won’t allow any irregular thing to destroy the name/career she has builded all these years.
    I support Meah, let them come out with facts and figures.

  6. Dat Naija boy

    July 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    Madam Ngo, who put that pancake for your face, na wa o! Chocolate don turn whitewash

  7. liadi

    July 25, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Na WA ooo,God go help us for dis country oo.dts y she can never win president of the world bank.


    July 25, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Am all for constructive criticism. Bring the figures if you have them.
    So much corruption have happened in our country that people don’t believe anyone could be good. So sad.

  9. Tony

    July 26, 2014 at 7:48 am

    Its a free world and expression of speech is good. But please bloggers should focus on the subject and provide constructive contributions or points of view. This lady’s make up is sooo out of topic and irrelevant for this discussion.

    In addition she must have been provided these figures and there must have been verification to an extent. The blame game is too much and some people blaming can not even keep their local books in the office clean.

  10. me2me

    July 26, 2014 at 10:04 am

    My dear help me ask them o. These ministers don’t work or act alone. You senior officers have put in ghost workers and probably fed her these figures. How do they even know its about 870, you are accusing someone and you say about…. Sanusi saga part 2

  11. Uc

    July 28, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Shey our Public servants expect her to come and conduct head count abi?Where ur oga have their wife,girl friend boy friend house help gate man etc all under federal government payrol not to talk of collegues who put bags on table den leave to go about their business. How do u challenge her when u dont even have an accurate figure what do u mean by ABOUT 87…… u know the estercode these public servant clain from govt in d name of what i dont kno……..orishirishi

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