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No BVN, no salary, Ogun govt tells workers

As part of measures to check ghost workers in the Ogun State civil service, the government has announced that henceforth workers would only receive their…

As part of measures to check ghost workers in the Ogun State civil service, the government has announced that henceforth workers would only receive their salaries upon presentation of their Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Taiwo Adeoluwa, made the announcement after a meeting with leaders of the organized labour in the state.
Adeoluwa, said the policy which commenced this month, would enable the government to know the actual number of workers on its payroll.
“This was one of the resolutions reached at a follow-up meeting between the leadership of the organised labour union in Ogun State and officials of the state government led by the Deputy Governor, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga. As part of our continuous discussions, we have both agreed that we should take advantage of the BVN system to ensure that our scarce resources are not going to ghost workers’’, he said.
On the unresolved crisis between the government and its workers over deductions made on salaries, the SSG said talks were ongoing, and expressed optimism that it would soon be a thing of the past.
Speaking on behalf of the organised labour, Olubunmi Fajobi, state chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Abiodun Olakanmi, of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), said they were satisfied with the state government’s position.
They, however, requested that the decision should be officially communicated to civil servants through the office of the Head of Service.
The deputy governor, Mrs. Onanuga, who chaired the meeting, expressed delight that the government and labour union were working together to develop the state.
 

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