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Ghost Workers: Kwara to Save 40% Expended on Salary

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By Mosunmola Ayobami,Ilorin

The Senior Special Assistant to the Kwara State Governor on Media and Communication, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, has disclosed that at the end of the ongoing biometric verification exercise in the state, about 40 percent of money used for salary payment would be saved.

Akorede stated this on Tuesday while speaking at the maiden ministerial press briefing held at the state Ministry of Information and Communication.

He said no fewer than ten people parading fake certificates were apprehended by the security agencies in the course of the Ilorin West screening exercise, which was concluded on Saturday.

He said those apprehended would go through normal civil service punishment, urging unqualified people to willingly withdraw as they are ready to get more victims.

“If you are not qualified for government employment, do not go for screening, we are expected to save 35-40 percent of money used to settle salaries once the screening exercise is over. By the time the other 15 local governments, state civil servants and the MDAs are done, we would have discovered more people.

“The screening set to verify 82,000 in the state and local government out which one had been done and we have discovered ten people in possession of fake certificates who will go through normal civil service punishment,” he said.

Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Aro Yahaya, said about N2.5billion had been disbursed to various contractors handling road projects so as to improve the road network for social economical development.

He noted that the state government had taken it upon itself to intervene in some abandoned federal roads which they would be repaid.

Yahaya said the road project varies from pot holes, rehabilitation ,construction of fly over along Gari Alimi road/Asadam/sawmill area and other road project, which would cut across the three Senatorial districts of the state.

Similarly, his counterpart in the Ministry of Water Resources, Barrister Abdulrazaq Akorede said the Kwara State Government had embarked upon emergency water support system to bring succour to those deprived of accessible portable water supply while the government works on channeling water to all homes

Earlier, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alhaji Babatunde Ajeigbe, said the interactive session was organized to inform the populace on the programmes and activities of the Governor Ahmed-led administration.  

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