The Rivers State government has called on civil servants and the organised labour in the state to cooperate with it in its effort to fish out ghost workers in the state’s payroll.
The state deputy governor, Dr. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo made the call in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday by her press secretary, Paul Damgbor, over the on going biometric exercise for civil servants in the state.
Banigo stated that biometric exercise for civil servants is intended to ascertain the real workers and check leakages in the salary vouchers inherited from the past administration.
She noted that government cannot continue to waste resources which could be used to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths and build infrastructure for the overall good of Rivers people.
The deputy governor, who lauded Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike for according priority to regular payment of workers’ salary, urged the people to report fraudulent practices by public servants to appropriate authorities for necessary action, as the state government is committed to prudent management of resources and zero tolerance to corruption.
Banigo therefore advised civil servants to take the ongoing biometric exercise seriously and be captured in the process as those that fail to show up would be regarded as ghost workers.