Ahead of the commencement of verification and table payment of Katsina State civil servantson Tuesday, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Home Affairs, Alhaji Hamza Mohammed Borodo, has warned against rumours that the government is making huge savings through the verification exercise.
Borodo, who is also the chairman of Zone ‘C’ Committee on verification and payment for ministry of education and its parastatals, stated this at the flag off of the exercise in the Zonal Quality Assurance Office of the ministry, Katsina.
The commissioner revealed that the government was working assiduously to address delay in the payment of staff wages and assured to record success during the exercise.
He noted that the government did not intend to withhold staff entitlements but to improve their well being through blocking of channels for unnecessary leakage of public finances.
According to him, that plans had been put in place to tackle the problems encountered in the process of the previous verification and payment of staff in the education sector in view of the priority attention being given to educational development in the state.
Earlier, in his remarks, the Zonal Director, Quality Assurance Office, Alhaji Nasiru Kado Shinkafi, assured cooperation of the ministry employees in the zone for the committee to conduct a hitch free exercise.
Also speaking, one of the verified staff and Principal of Government College Junior Section, Katsina, Mallam Jibrin Mohammed, thanked the state government for the inaugurating committee for the exercise, adding that he was verified and paid within a short time