Rivers govt saves N2bn from biometric salary au­dit

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - From Vic­tor Edozie, Port Har­court

The Rivers State Gov­ern­ment said it has saved a sum of N2bn from the biometric cap­ture of civil ser­vants in the state.

It also said that no civil ser­vant in the state was owed salary.

The Com­mis­sioner for Fi­nance, Dr Fred Kpakol, who made this known in Port Har­court, yes­ter­day, said that only staffers whose biometric data have not been cap­tured were yet to be paid.

The com­mis­sioner stated that about 75 per­cent of the state’s work­force had been cap­tured and paid their salary ar­rears.

He said: “The mo­ment you do your biometric data cap­ture to au­then­ti­cate that you are a gen­uine civil ser­vant, you get paid. For those who will be cap­tured this month, they will be paid their out­stand­ing salaries. Rivers State does not owe salaries.’’

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