Plateau Takes 579 Persons Off Salary Payroll


Chamberlain Odey, Jos

The Plateau state government has revealed that it has taken 579 nine persons off the salary pay roll of the state
since the inception of this administration in 2015.
This was made possible through a Bank Verification Number (BVN) matching service for state government employees and pensioners that was carried out in the state, and this was able to save N68, 554, 694.27 for the state monthly.
According to the Plateau state commissioner for information, Nazif Ahmed, who made the disclosures during a press briefing, 101 persons of the defaulters are to “make a combined refund of
N76, 763, 551.15 to the government for staying in service beyond the terminal dates”.
The commissioner stated further that a detailed breakdown shows that some of those taken off the salary wage bill either did not have evidence of employment, enjoyed questionable promotions, or drew fringes that were not entitled to them.
In respect of debts owed by the state, Nazif said “efforts are being made towards full reconciliation of all debts of the state”. He explained further that “this has led to the restructuring of the
previous administration’s debts at a lower interest rate”, putting the overall debt profile of the state as at September 2016 at

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