Government begins elimination of ghost workers
He said that the government was partnering with a Consultant to help it to tie all civil servants on its payroll, to their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akan Okon, disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in Uyo.
Okon said that the government was conducting staff audit to ensure the success of the exercise.
“We are undergoing staff audit; we are also ensuring that every civil servant gets BVN.
“We are tie-ing our payroll system to the BVN and the outcome is certainly going to help to reduce the issue of ghost workers in the state.
“As a state we are working closely with a consultant that is helping us to tie all the civil servants that we pay salaries to, to their BVN.
“I believe at the end of the day it will help us to reduce or eliminate ghost workers in Akwa Ibom civil service,’’ the commissioner said.
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