Ogun Moves To Pay Salaries Using BVN To Detect Ghost Workers

the resolutions of the Ogun State Government at the stakeholders meeting with
the Organised Labour Movement to chart a lasting solution to issues relating to
workers welfare, Government has said that effective from the end of April 2016,
Salaries of the Public and Civil Servants shall be paid using the Bank
Verification Number (BVN) system.

addressing pressmen after a-two hour closed door follow

up meeting between the Leadership of the Organised Labour Movement and officials
of the State Government led by the State Deputy Governor, Chief (Mrs.) Yetunde
Onanuga at her office in Abeokuta, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG),
Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa said “Ogun State is Unique as we have continued to engage
and dialogue with the Organised Labour, as part of our continued discussions,
we have both agreed that we should take advantage of BVN system to ensure that
our scare resources are not going to ghost workers”.
He added that, in view of this we
have agreed that starting from the end of April 2016, salaries will be paid
using the BVN of all workers’’.
responding on behalf of the Organised Labour Movement, the Chairman, Trade
Union Congress (TUC) Comrade Olubunmi Fajobi and his counterpart at the Joint
Negotiating Council (JNC), Comrade Abiodun Olakanmi said they were satisfied
with the Government’s position on the need to use BVN for payment of salaries.
however requested that the State Government should quickly look into other requests
of the workers, maintaining that the Government BVN salary payment decision
should be communicated to the civil servants through the State Head of Service.
On her part, the
State Deputy Governor expressed delight with the fact that the State is living
up to its billing as uniquely peaceful and that the peace talk with the Labour
is yielding positive results.


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