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Bayelsa recovers N455m monthly civil servants verification exercise

Seriake Dickson


By Ebiowei Lawal


YENAGOA- The Bayelsa State government says it has been able to save N455 million monthly from its war against ghost workers plaguing  the state civil service.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Treasure and Account, Mr. Timipre Seipolou state this during a government function in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.

According to him, recovery of the said funds has enabled the state grow it Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) from N4.7 billion in 2012 to N12.14 billion at the end of 2017.

He stated that the state government through the verification exercise has managed to weed out several ghost workers that over-bloated the wage bill of the state civil service in the past.

“When this administration came on board 2012, secondary school teachers wage bill was N866 million but at the end of November 2012 it was reduced to N600 million” He said.

Seipolou disclosed that in the primary schools which had staff strength of 11, 355 the wage bill was N757 million as at February 2012 but through the verification exercise, the number reduced to 9000 staff with a wage bill of N569 million.




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