Rivers govt saves N2bn from biometric salary audit
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.’’