The Kebbi State Government has saved N220 million from the recent staff audit in primary schools and local councils, the Commissioner for Local Government, Alhaji Rabiu Koko, has said.
Koko disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.
According to him, the verification exercise, which was conducted two months ago, is aimed at curtailing waste and mismanagement of public funds.
He said the exercise went a long way in determining genuine workers and the actual wage bill on monthly basis.
The commissioner explained that the money saved from the exercise would be used for development projects that would impact positively on the people.
Also speaking, Aliyu Mutubare, a member of the state House of Assembly and the Chairman of the verification committee in Kalgo Local Government Area, described the exercise as "fruitful and worth doing."
He said that his committee had ensured that justice was done to the affected staff, adding that the staff would soon receive their salaries for April.
He assured the workers who had been omitted during the exercise three months ago that they would be paid their salary arrears.
The lawmaker commended the workers for their patience during the exercise, saying genuinely-employed staff would not be victimised while culprits would be given the chance to prove they were genuine workers.