President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the payment of March salaries to federal workers following his movement restriction in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja.
The president directed the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to pay the salaries immediately. Buhari gave the directive while meeting the COVID-19 Impact Assessment Committee on Thursday to review the effect of the outbreak on the economy.
The president directed the ministry to ensure that critical infrastructures were protected and as much as possible. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting in Abuja said the President further directed that measures be put in place to protect the poor during this lockdown.
According to reports, the President had in March set up a special committee to immediately look into the effects of COVID 19 on the price of oil, with a view to reviewing the crude oil benchmark of the 2020 budget.
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