Ogun be­gins ver­i­fi­ca­tion of work­ers in ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions

Sunday Trust - - NEWS -

The Ogun State gov­ern­ment has em­barked on ver­i­fi­ca­tion of its per­son­nel in all ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions across the state. The state’s Au­di­tor-Gen­eral, Mr Baba­jide Olubanjo, made this known to news­men yes­ter­day dur­ing the ex­er­cise at the D.S. Adeg­benro ICT Polytech­nic, Itori in Ewekoro Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area.

Olubanjo, who was rep­re­sented by the Prin­ci­pal Au­di­tor, Al­haji Musi­bau Adekunle, said that the ex­er­cise was part of the plan to­ward elim­i­nat­ing ghost work­ers and en­sur­ing prompt pay­ment of salaries.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the ver­i­fi­ca­tion is aimed at en­sur­ing an up­dated record of work­ers in ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions across the state to give room for prompt pay­ment of their salaries.

“The ver­i­fi­ca­tion is nec­es­sary to as­cer­tain the to­tal num­ber of per­son­nel work­ing with the state gov­ern­ment and to erad­i­cate the is­sue of mul­ti­ple pay­ments for non-ex­ist­ing work­ers.

“We are tak­ing it to all the state’s ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions,’’ he said.

Olubanjo said that the ex­er­cise would also en­sure prompt pay­ment of other dues to gen­uine work­ers so as to re­duce gov­ern­ment un­due spend­ing.

In his re­marks, Mr Adekanbi Ariyo, the In­ter­nal Au­di­tor of the polytech­nic, lauded the state gov­ern­ment on the ex­er­cise.

Ariyo said that the ex­er­cise would as­sist the gov­ern­ment in know­ing the ac­tual per­son­nel cost of ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions and elim­i­nate is­sue of ghost work­ers. (NAN)

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