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Payroll fraud: Panel uncovers 500 admin officers in Bayelsa Council; 5,000 non-academic staff in 6 institutions

By News Express on 07/12/2017

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•Bayelsa Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson
•Bayelsa Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson

The Bayelsa State Government Committee on Civil Service Reforms investigating the endemic payroll fraud in the state has uncovered 500 administration officers at the Sagbama Local Government Area of the state.

The panel has also discovered a total of 5,000 non-academic staff at the Niger Delta University and the other state-owned five tertiary institutions in the state.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson said in a statement on Wednesday that the discovery was part of the ongoing efforts the state government to clean up the payroll mess.

Iworiso-Markson hinted that the findings only showed the large number of redundant workers drawing salaries for doing nothing in the state.

The Commissioner said that the government would make public how the names found their way into the payroll.

According to him, the government would not relent in its efforts to solve the problem of the bleeding of the resources of the state by a few "unscrupulous elements" in the state.

He added that the bloated wage bill in the eight LGAs was responsible for recent negative and false media reports that the state government was owing salaries of workers.

Iworiso-Markson explained that the fraud in the LGAs and the over-bloated wage bill had made it impossible for the councils to pay salaries even when their allocations were not tampered with as a matter of state policy.

He said: “Only recently, the State Committee on the Civil Service Reforms uncovered 500 administrative officer in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.

“When you have 500 administrative officers in a local government area, it means most of them are idle. It is not just imaginable: what would they be doing; what is their job? A number of these administrative officers work as clerical staff in primary schools. That’s why in most of our schools you have more non-academic staff and very few teachers. Take for instance, in a school you will find just two teachers and 50 non-academic staff. That’s why the councils’ wage bills are high because of workers who have been put there to draw salaries without working.

“This figure is just for one local government area. Comprehensive efforts are being intensified to probe the payroll in the other seven local government areas, and of course, His Excellency would address the state after the comprehensive report has been submitted.”

The Commissioner also said that situation of the payroll fraud in the council was not different at the tertiary education sector as shown by the discovery of 5,000 non-academic staff in the sector.

He said that it was inconceivable to engage and maintain 5,000 non-academic staff in six tertiary institutions in the state.

He said that the figure only represented a classic case of people being put on the payroll without rendering the requisite services to justify their salaries.

 

Source News Express

Posted 07/12/2017 05:17:28 AM

 

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