Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Delta suspends e-payment of salary

01 February 2013, 09:19

Delta - The Delta Government announced on Thursday the suspension of e-payment of workers’ salaries with effect from January.

The Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, said the measure was part of efforts to check the problem of ghost workers in the public service of the state.

The governor told journalists in Asaba during an interactive session that henceforth, workers in the state would be paid their salaries physically.

He explained that the state had to adopt the measure, because other strategies used in checking corruption in the salary payment system, especially the ghost worker syndrome, had failed. .

He said that in spite of more than 7 000 ghost workers discovered in the state through bio-metric staff audit in 2012, the wage bill had continued to rise.

“It is obvious that there are still many ghost workers in the state, especially among teachers. From this January, salaries are going to be paid on the basis of physical presence of a worker.

“We will pay cash, and it will be so for the first three months in the first instance,” he said.

Uduaghan said that the high wage bill was affecting budget performance in the state with regard to projects execution.

“The problem is also accounting for budget deficit being recorded annually by the state government,” he added.

He explained that salary increase for all workers and for different professional associations and unions by the Federal Government, which state governments were forced to pay had often infringed on Delta’s budgets.

Uduaghan said other steps were being taken to instil discipline in budgeting and implementation of the budget in the state to achieve results.

NAN

NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...

Submitted by
OLANIYI ODINA
The tragedy of the black man

Members of the black nationhood are very funny people with specialty in compromising everything they touch or learn, writes Olaniyi Odina. Read more...

Submitted by
Ayomide Ayodele
Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a cata...

Long live the dynasty of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and your reign in Nigeria political landscape, writes Ayeni Ola Socrates. Read more...

Submitted by
Kassim Kolawole Yahaya
Goje and the Gombe turmoil

I believe that Former Governor Danjuma Goje and the present Senator in the hallowed chamber were the causes of the party wrangling in the State. Read more...