Friday, 25 September 2015

#Benue Assembly Moves Against Ghost Workers

Bothered by the increasing high monthly wage bill of the Benue State government, members of the State House of Assembly are embarking on the biometric screening of the workers in the state to ascertain their actual figures to check the menace of ghost workers.

Majority Leader of the Assembly and All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain Benjamin Adanyi, who made this known in Makurdi, said members would in the coming days break into groups and embark on the exercise around the state.

He said, “What we want to do in the coming days is part of our deliberate efforts to assist the executive arm of government ensure
that all loopholes and leakages through which government resources were siphoned during the past administration were blocked.

”Constitutionally, we owe the people the duty of oversight to ensure that these anomalies are checked because we are aware that people were collecting monies as salaries of non-existent workers by over-bloating the wage bill and defrauding the government.

“The present administration is determined to check all that. We will not only stop the practice and reduce the government’s wage bill, we will also, ensure that all those who had a hand in perpetrating the sinister practice are brought to book.”

Adanyi, who reiterated the determination of the lawmakers to support and ensure that the zero tolerance for corruption of the present administration in the state succeeded, urged the people to rally support for the administration.

“So far, Governor Samuel Ortom has maintained his anti corruption stance, we know that he would not derail, the stakes are high and he is committed to availing the people the much craved dividends of democracy and not contemplating failure in any area.”

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