Federal Government workers yet to be paid will get their October salaries today, the Presidency said last night.
The payment was delayed due to a technical issue that arose followingthe crash of key computers being used for salary payment.
A statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said “the delay was inadvertent, caused by unforeseen technical challenges.”
The statement added that the President “is seriously concerned about the ordeals of civil servants on account of delayed payment of salaries.”
It explained that the happiness and welfare of the people is one of the cardinal objectives of any democratically-elected government.
Malam Garba Shehu also emphasised that President Muhammadu Buhari “is committed to these objectives not only on paper but also in practice”.
He thanked Nigerians for their patience and understanding, adding: ”empathy would be the guiding philosophy of the Buhari administration”.