Only Civil Servants Who Have Done Their Biometrics Will Receive Monthly Salaries – Governor Wike

Only Civil Servants Who Have Done Their Biometrics  Will Receive  Monthly  Salaries  – Governor Wike

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

Only  civil servants who have completed their biometric  screening and capture will henceforth  receive  their monthly  salaries,  Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State  has announced. 

Governor  Wike  said this has become necessary  because  the  State Government  discovered that more than  one thousand  civil servants  were receiving  salaries  in different  Ministries. 

Speaking  during  a  courtesy  call by the Governing Council  of  the  Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori at the Government  House,  Port  Harcourt on  yesterday  said it was shocking that over 50,000 civil servants take a large chunk of  the  state revenue. 

He said  that he has the political  will to resolve the challenge in the interest of  the  state.

“They say we have 50 something thousand civil servants , now not up to 4 thousand, people are not coming to do biometrics, they must come. If you don’t do your biometrics, no salary. If you like put it on the pages of newspapers, ‘workers have not been paid salaries’, Am not owing you. Go and do your biometrics.”

“There are cabals in the civil service making money. I have the political will and I will stop the trend whereby government will be paying over 5billion as salaries and some people will be taking half of the money”

He urged the governing council  and  management  of  the school the dwindling  revenue  and  work within the  revenue regime.

Earlier, the Chairman, Governing Council of the Kenule Beeson  Saro-Wiwa Polytechnics, Bori, Chief Adokiye Amiesemika said the priority of the council is to make the institution the best in the country.

He lauded the governor for his developmental strides and solicited for government support to enable it tackle some challenges faced by the institution.