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.