The Ekiti State Government is moving to abolish the centralized payment of workers’ salaries in the state.
The state government disclosed this in a statement by Mr. Idowu Adelusi, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ayo Fayose.
According to the statement, the new order will eliminate fraud but accelerate disbursement of salaries to workers as and when approved.
It stated that the local governments would now pay their staff when the new arrangement comes into effect.
The statement directed the accounting officers in the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies to scrutinize financial documents thoroughly before passing them.
It quoted the governor as saying that government would hold the relevant officers responsible for any anomalies detected in any signed document.
Fayose in the statement expressed his disappointment in some officers in charge of generating the nominal and pay rolls in the state in view of the sharp practices prevailing in the MDAs.
The statement said it was a common thing to find names of retirees or deceased workers still appearing on the nominal roll.
It further stated: “We are no longer going to tolerate buck passing where someone will claim he is not the one that generates the nominal roll and so does not properly go through it before preparing the pay roll.
“Henceforth too, the nominal and pay rolls must be properly scrutinised by the internal auditors before being signed.
“The system has adequate checks and balances already in place and if not for collusion by concerned public servants, no sharp practices can take place.”