Kaduna State government has said it saved N120 million in one month as a result of its first-phase verification exercise for civil servants.
In a statement by Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s Special Assistant, Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, the government also announced the commencement of the second round of verification of the payroll today, Monday, August 10.
The statement noted that the second exercise is to enable the government authenticate the outcome of the first exercise conducted recently in its determination to thoroughly clean-up the civil service payroll.
He added that permanent secretaries/Overseers, Staff Officers and other relevant directors are expected to identify their staff and their authentic APP, PSN Secret File Numbers and Numbers for the purpose of the exercise, stressing that they should also be at the verification centres to identify staff.
According to the statement, the Head of Service, Alisabatu Onazi, has already signed a circular to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs and local government councils detailing conduct of the exercise in the three senatorial zones of the state, Kaduna, Zaria and Kafanchan.
The statement implored civil servants and local government employees to physically present themselves for screening as a pre-condition to receive the July 2015 salary cheque.