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Ekiti Govt Begins Workers Verification On Tuesday, Payment Of April Salary From Wednesday

By Tom Garba, Yola
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Verification of 48,977 workers in the Ekiti State public service will commence this week Tuesday and last till next week Monday, while payment of April salary will begin on Wednesday.

Special Assistant to the State governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka who made this known in a release issued on Sunday, added that the verification exercise was aimed at blocking close to N500 million being lost to ghost workers monthly through the e-payment system contracted to a private company by the immediate past administration in the State.

The governor's aide disclosed that salary of April will be paid as

workers are verified, adding that; "Those insinuating that the

verification exercise was meant to delay payment of April salary are

just playing cheap politics because the arrangement is such that; the

moment verification is concluded on daily basis, salary of those

cleared will be paid.
"The implication of this is that those verified on Tuesday, May 12

will receive their April salary on Wednesday, May 13 while those

verified on Wednesday will get paid on Thursday. By Friday, May 14,

seventy percent of the workers would have received their April

Giving details of how the exercise will be carried out, Olayinka said;

"From Tuesday to Wednesday, staff of core Ministries, Departments and

Agencies (MDAs), Health Management Board (HMB) and six local councils

will be verified at designated venues.
"The six local councils to be verified on Tuesday and Wednesday are

Ado, Efon, Ekiti East, Ekiti South West, Moba and Oye while staff of

Ise/Orun, Ikere, Emure, Ekiti West, Ido/Osi, Ikole, Ilejemeje and

Irepodun/Ifelodun, Gbonyin and Ijero will be verified on Thursday and

"Also on Thursday and Friday, staff of Local Government Training

School, Local Government Service Commission, Loans Board and Pension

Board, as well as primary school teachers in Ado, Efon, Ekiti East,

Ekiti South West, Ekiti West, Emure, Gbonyin, Ido/Osi local councils

and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Local Government

Education Authority (LGEA) Headquarter will be verified.

"Primary school teachers in Ijero, Ikere, Ikole, Ilejemeje,

Irepodun/Ifelodun, Ise/Orun, Moba and Oye local governments, as well

as all secondary school teachers in the State will be verified on

Saturday, May 16 and Monday, May 18."
Speaking further, the governor's aide disclosed that verification of

local councils staff will be done at their councils headquarters,

those under LGEA (SUBEB) will be verified at their respective LGEA

headquarters while secondary school teachers will assemble at

designated schools in their respective local governments for the