By; SAMSON YAKI, Kaduna.
The Kaduna State House of Assembly has waded into the case of non Payment of salaries of some workers in the state with the view to bring to an end the lingering monster.
The Lawmakers, having observed all of the problems involved, after the presentation of the report of the panel of investigation into the issue of non payment of salaries of some screened workers in the state, came up with recommendations to help put an end to the situation permanently.
In that regard, the House has directed the Ministry of Finance to constitute a Committee to attend and rectify all cases of non payment of salaries to the affected staff; as well as compile and circulate names of Officers/Staff that have problem with multiple or duplicated Bank Verification Numbers (BVN), personal sub head Numbers (PSN) and account numbers to MDAs and Local Government Councils for rectification.
The occupants of the famous Lugard Hall further directed the Ministry to as a matter of urgency, process the outstanding balance of 695 applications for the newly recruited teachers and other newly employed staff in the State especially health workers and KASTELEA, and be issued with all relevant PSN numbers to facilitate the payment of their salaries.
The House also directed the Auditor General for Local Governments to immediately verify the 4,524 blacklisted LGAs and SUBEB staff to ascertain their genuity.
That the Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs be directed to immediately liaise with the Interim Management Committee Chairmen and Labour Union Leaders in the State to clarify the status of those categorised as “Ghost Workers”, that is those employed without approval, deceased and retired.
And that the State Government do allow the Local Government Councils to be paying salaries using the verification exercise conducted by the ministry for Local Government Councils which will help authenticate the Staff list and stabilize the Local Government Councils in their operations.
The Legislators called for greater synergy; interaction, communication and information flow among the office of Head of Service, Accountant Generals’s office, interim management committee of the local government councils, labour union leaders and other agencies and stakeholders for the smooth implementation of Government policies in the State.
KDHA orders immediate payment of workers Salaries in the State
By; SAMSON YAKI, Kaduna.