Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, Tuesday, said that Civil Servants who do not have bank verification numbers will not be paid their salaries.wike
The Governor stated this while addressing Civil Servants at the State Secretariat Complex in Port Harcourt.
Wike who noted that the wage bill of the State is enormous promised to check the excesses.
He said, ‘‘I will do everything possible to block every loophole for the development of the State as the amount of money we pay for salaries is so much. Therefore, I have directed the Commissioner of Finance to ensure that anyone without a Bank Verification Number (BVN) is not be paid salary so as to check excess payments”.
The State Chief Executive directed that collection of revenues by individuals should stop as all paper work for payment must get his approval so as to advance the State forward.
The Governor said that there is the need to ascertain the actual number of pensioners as according to him, the State Government allocates N1.4 billion every month for pensions.
Earlier, the Head of Service, Rufus Godwin thanked the Governor for fulfilling his promise of clearing the backlog of unpaid salaries and pension benefits and also for being the only Governor to visit Civil Servants three times within a year.