The Federal Ministry of Finance was on Monday faced with protest from some of its staff claiming that they were being owed unpaid allowances amounting to N1.2 billion. According to sources, they were demanding the removal of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun on the grounds that she had collected a house rent of N30 million annually but will not approve their allowances of N1.2 billion.
The Ministry of Finance wasted no time in delivering their own side of the story and we dare say it was a perfect response to what could have been very embarrassing for the government. Here is it;
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE
PRESS UNIT, 4TH FLOOR, PHASE II
STAFF PROTEST OVER N1.2 BILLION SPECIAL OVERTIME UNJUSTIFIED
A joint protest by some staff of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Budget Office of the Federation to back a demand for the payment of an unofficial allowance in the sum of N1.2 billion has been brought to the attention of the Management of the Federal Ministry of Finance.
The Management wishes to state as follows:
In view of the foregone, the Management of the Federal Ministry of Finance wishes to categorically state that the protests have no justifiable grounds.
SALISU NA’INNA DAMBATTA
June 20, 2016