Borno Government insists on workers’ verification
Written by Morenike Adebayo on August 16, 2016
The Borno state Head of Service, Malam Bukar Yakubu, says the state government will only pay salaries to workers whose biometric data have been duly captured. Yakubu, who disclosed this to journalists today in Maiduguri said the ongoing verification exercise is aimed at flushing out ghost workers.
He appeals to the workers to understand government’s position on the verification, saying the government is overburdened by huge monthly wage bills.
The state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr. Titus Abana, however, expressed reservation about government’s stand. Abana urges the government to continue to pay the workers’ salaries pending the completion of the verification.
Abana said that the workers are fully in support of the verification being carried out by the government, but are opposed to the hardship being created for them. He urges the workers to reject the salaries until the government decides to pay all the workers.