Kaduna Removes 13,336 from Payroll  

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The Kaduna State government has announced the withdrawal of  salaries of  13, 336 workers from its payroll.  The Head of Service, Mrs. Alisabethan  Onazi  disclosed this at a press conference in Kaduna. She said the decision followed series of verification exercises embarked upon by the state government which found the workers wanting.  According to her, the affected  workers would have to undergo a re-verification to prove that they were  genuine.

On assumption of office last year, the state government embarked on series of Biometric verifications to identify ghost workers and reduced the huge wage bill.  Onazi said the affected workers would be personally verified by  Governor Nasir El-Rufai. She said  the state’s 88,000 workforce  had been reduced to 75,000 workers following the verification of exercise. Onazi added that  out of the 75,000 workers duly screened by a special committee which was headed by her,  the 13, 336 workers  removed from the payroll  still  had questions  to answer.