Governor Nyesom Wike has gifted the civil servants in Rivers state his first directive since the Supreme court upheld his election, that any worker who does not have their bank verification numbers will not be paid their salaries.
The Governor made this disclosure known on Tuesday, February 2, while addressing Civil Servants at the State Secretariat Complex in Port Harcourt.
He said, ‘‘I will do everything possible to block every loophole for the development of the State as the amount of money we pay for salaries is so much. Therefore, I have directed the Commissioner of Finance to ensure that anyone without a Bank Verification Number (BVN) is not be paid salary so as to check excess payments”.
Governor Wike said that there is the need to ascertain the actual number of pensioners as according to him, the state government allocates N1.4 billion every month for pensions.