The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has given approval for the payment of March and April salaries and pensions of 24, 042 workers and pensioners, who have been cleared in the ongoing Staff verification exercise in the State.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the Secretary to the State Goveernment(SSG), Alh Isiaka Gold ,made available to journalists in ilorin on sunday.
According to SSG who is also the Alternate chairman of the State Committee on Personnel Database Development, the approval follows the final clearance of the affected workers and pensioners by the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBBS).
Alhaji Gold, explained that the March and April salaries and entitlements of the workers and pensioners will be paid this week.
He however said that 1, 427 workers and pensioners found to have submitted invalid Bank Verification Numbers(BVN) will however had their entitlements withheld pending further investigation.
The SSG also disclosed that the governor also ordered that the 144 workers and pensioners who had issues with their Bank Verification Number (BVN), but whose defences were genuine would be paid as well.
Alhaji Gold noted that Governor Ahmed has also directed that 390 workers and pensioners found to be operating multiple accounts should be rescreened by the committee.
The SSG stressed that any worker or pensioner found to be fraudulently collecting salary or pension will not only be made to refund the money, but will also be dealt with according to the law.