GOVERNOR DICKSON ORDERS PAYMENT OF WORKERS’ SALARIES THROUGH BVN

Governor SerDicksoniake Dickson of Bayelsa State has assured civil servants that the government will commence the payment of salaries to workers who have completed the process of verification, through their Bank Verification Numbers, BVN, at the end of March. He, however, warned perpetrators of payroll fraud and other sharp practices to stop forthwith or face the full weight of the law. Dickson, who gave the assurance, in a radio interview programme in Yenagoa, insisted that the government would drive the process to a logical conclusion. He explained that his administration has good intentions for the state, adding that the situation has informed the government’s decision to embark on the verification process. Urging genuine workers not to entertain any fear of sack, he expressed confidence that the technology and method being used in the ongoing exercise would further reduce the wage bill of the state from its current N4 billion to a more realistic figure.

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