We have saved N37bn from paddings, others, Accountant-General claims

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The Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris on Tuesday said over N37 billion has been saved from misapplications, paddings, mistakes and non-compliance by MDAs to the agreed template of promotion arrears payment.

Idris, in a statement by the Press and Publicity, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF), Mr Oise Johnson, said the AGF gave the figure when he received the National Executive of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) on a courtesy visit.

The AGF said following President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that N10 billion be set aside monthly, commencing from May 2017 to offset backlog of promotion arrears, the OAGF inaugurated an in-house committee to verify Ministries, Departments and Agencies’ (MDAs) claims and submissions.

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“So far, the committee has paid out the sum of N42 billion out of the N55 billion released, leaving an outstanding N13 billion in cash, while a total of N35 billion is yet to be released to the office,” he said.

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