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Akpabio releases 400 computers for workers salary

17 July 2012, 10:45

 Uyo - Gov. Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom on Monday ordered the release of 400 computers to accounts clerks to fast track the computation of workers salary.

Akpabio gave the directive while addressing civil servants in Uyo over the delay in the payment of their monthly salaries in the last three months.

The governor expressed displeasure over the delay and directed the Commissioner for Finance and the office of the Accountant-General to clear all backlog of salaries before the end of this week.  

He noted with shock that staff of Hospital Management Board, Local Education Committee, Judiciary and State Education Board had not collected their salaries for the months of May and June.

Akpabio also lamented that staff of the Governor's Office, Deputy Governor's Office, Ministries for Agriculture, Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, and that for Information and Communications had not collected their June salaries.

He blamed some permanent secretaries for the delay and urged such officials to submit their payment vouchers on time.

The governor announced that the bio-metric data exercise conducted recently for workers had saved the government more than N400 million in wage bill.

Meanwhile, the governor had effected a minor cabinet reshuffle in which the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Helen Ukpabio swapped position with her Women Affairs counterpart, Mrs Eunice Thomas.

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