To get rid of ghost workers, kogi state government on Tuesday has decided to commence a table payment for its workers in the ministries, departments and agencies.
Mrs. Folashade Ayoade, the secretary to the state government made this known to news men that the exercise would involve payment of between three to four months salaries to workers for a period of two weeks.
The payment has been slated to take place in nine centers for workers in Lokoja, and in all senatorial districts for out-station workers. She further added that the payment would hold simultaneously and only workers that were cleared during the last screening exercice would participate in the table payment.
Lecturers and other categories of workers in the state-owned tertiary institutions should stay back in their campuses to participate in this exercise. However, workers would have to come with their original letter of appointment, the last effective letter of promotion, and staff identity card before they could enjoy this privilege.
In reaction to this, the Nigeria Labour Congress commended the Kogi state government for embarking on the table payment of salaries to its members. Mr. Onu Edoka, the state NLC chairman has said it is welcome development and
has urged the committee in charge of thee exercise to be transparent, effective and accountable in handling the exercise as he concluded saying ‘the table payment is part of the moves aimed at sanitizing the payroll of the state and we are fully in support of it’.