Ghost Workers: Kwara Begins Verification of Schools

Kwara state

The Kwara State government has commenced the verification of schools across the state in its on-going authentication of workers and pensioners across the state. The exercise follows the completion of the first phase which involved the use of Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) to verify workers and pensioners.

According to to a statement issued in Ilorin on Tuesday by the Kwara State Committee on Personnel Database Development and signed by its alternate Chairman, Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold, the verification of schools’ location across the State started on Wednesday and will end on Friday, April 2, 2016.

The timetable also shows that the physical verification exercise for workers and pensioners in Ilorin West LG will hold between April 4 and 6; Ilorin South; April 6-8, Ilorin East; 11-13, Ifelodun; 14-15 and Asa, 18-19 April, 2016.

For workers and pensioners in Edu, Isin and Oyun local governments, the verification exercise will take place on April 20, 21 and 22 respectively.

Furthermore, workers and pensioners in Patigi will appear for the screening on April 25; Irepodun 26; Oke Ero 27; Ekiti 28; Moro 29.

While workers and pensioners in Baruten, Kaiama and Offa will have theirs on May 2, 3 and 4 respectively. 

All state pensioners are to appear for the verification exercise between May 5 and 13, while all staff that missed their turn will have a chance to undergo the screening exercise on May 16.

Also, for all staff of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, the verification exercise is scheduled to hold between May 17 and 20.

The committee explained that the verification exercise is to give the government an accurate picture of the state and Local Government Councils’ payroll and ensure that only those properly employed receive salaries and pensions as and when due.

Muideen Akorede, PhD

Senior Special Assistant to the Governor,(Media and Communication).