By Abdallah el-Kurebe
As part of efforts to sanitise the state civil service and permanently tackle the serious problem of ghost workers in Sokoto state, Governor Aminu Tambuwal has instructed all workers to submit their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) before the April 2016 salaries would be paid to them.
A statement issued by the governor’s spokesman, Imam Imam in Sokoto on Sunday, said the state Head of Service has been instructed to ensure prompt compliance to enable all workers update their records.
It further stated that the submission of the BVN forms part of the ongoing verification of the workforce and the updating of records of all employees in the state civil service. The directive also affects workers at the local government level.
The statement said the ongoing verification exercise at the local government level had saved substantial amount of money, and that the effort would continue until the payroll was completely sanitised.