Kwara Uncovers 1,071 Illegal Employees, To Introduce New Salary Structure For Lg Workers

SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, (THEWILL) – The Kwara State government has declared that it lost N400 million monthly to One thousand and seventy one (1,071) illegal workers on its payroll in the last few months.

This was disclosed by Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Alhaji Musa Yeketi, at the book launch of the former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Shehu AbdulGafar.

Yeketi attributed the incident to dishonesty among civil servants, adding that appropriate actions were being taken against those culpable.

The state also announced that a new salary structure would be introduced for workers in the Local Government Councils in the state based on the findings of a panel on staff verification carried out in the 16 Local Government Council areas.

Alhaji Haruna Muhammad, the state's Commissioner for Local Governments, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, made the announcement while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin.

He said that dwindling allocations from the federation account had affected local councils in their bids to carry out their statutory responsibilities adding that the problem backlog of salaries would be resolved as soon as the economy of the state improved.

“The panel had submitted its report to the State Government and it is due for consideration soon,” he said.

“The government would have loved to start the implementation in July but it's constrained by time.

“What determines our salary is inflow from the federation account, by September, we will start a new salary regime that will reflect our findings.”

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