Niger State Government has pivoted the postponement in the installment of June, 2020 pay rates of laborers to revelation of over N672 million regularly scheduled installment to phantom specialists and a few a huge number of Naira to invented compensation workers in its finance.
The State Chairman Salary Management Committee and Commissioner for Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr. Ibrahim Panti expressed this in Minna while clarifying the deferral in the installment of pay rates for the long stretch of June.
Censuring the elevated level of defilement in the state common help, Panti uncovered that 98% of assignment goes into compensation installment and leaving practically nothing for the Government to do formative ventures.
He disclosed that so as to address the circumstance, the state Government chose to direct a screening exercise on the government workers.
The Management Committee executive, anyway revealed that during the screening exercise, 30% of each gathering of laborers welcomed for the screening never turned up, taking note of that among those that came, some were gotten with counterfeit authentications.
According to him, “for example, out of 1,000 invited between 600 and 700 came for the actual screening. Out of 1,451 persons screened, 461 is on hold, 21 of them were retirees and rejected while 259 did not appear for the exercise”.
The magistrate clarified that before the activity, the board of trustees was given a figure of 36, 000 as the all out number of the states’ workforce, yet during the screening it boiled down to 27,000 and later to 25,000.
He said,” We later discovered different serial numbers with the same BVN, repeated names with different bank accounts and fictitious allowances and salaries.”
Panti additionally guaranteed that those discovered needing would be managed by the common help rules and guidelines as fitting suggestions would be made to the administration in its report on budgetary misappropriation of open assets.
Panti uncovered that notwithstanding dangers from certain quarters with respect to the activity, the advisory group would not be stopped from releasing its obligation to the state.
He added, ” Some of those involved have run to traditional rulers for intervention, resort to blackmail. But, we will maintain our stand by ensuring that the perpetrators, no matter their positions as well as their collaborators are fished out soonest for prosecution accordingly.”