NGO wants Gov Ortom to conduct staff audit of Benue workers
The chairman, Benue NGO Network, (BENGONET) Mr Justin Gbagir, has advised Gov. Samuel Ortom to conduct an audit of civil servants in Benue to weed out ghost workers and reduce monthly wage bill.
Gbagir told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Saturday in Makurdi that the current wage bill of N3.7 billion being incurred by the state was unacceptable.
He said the audit would determine the actual staff strength of the state, saying that a lot of administrative lapses in the last regime in the state, might have been responsible for the huge amount.
He commended Ortom for his management of the resources of the state, urging him to continue the good work.
What he (Ortom) has done shows an improvement over what we witnessed in the past eight years in this state.
It shows transparency and accountability on the part of the governor, but I want him to do more in all aspects of spending.
He should not rely on existing figures because they could be misleading, but carry out a staff audit of the workforce in the state,” he advised. (NAN)
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