Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has authoritatively said that the days of paying special bonuses to civil servants are gone. Speaking in Abuja today June 22nd, Adeosun said this while reacting to the protest carried out by staff of the Federal Ministry of Finance on Monday June 20th.
“When I said at the start of my tenure that I would restore fiscal responsibility to our economy, it was no idle promise. The money we spend is not our money, it belongs to the Nigerian people.
We need to justify every naira and at a time when all Nigerians are suffering the consequences of the financial crisis inherited from previous administrations, we simply cannot afford to pay out special bonuses to civil servants. Those days are gone.”
She said The Ministry of Finance workers had staged protest over the non payment of their allowances and overtime since she came into office.