Gombe Govt. suspends 731 workers from September payroll
By Matthew ELOYI
Gombe State Government has stopped 731 workers from receiving September salaries for being absent from work.
Mr. Muhammad Magaji, the state Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, who disclosed this at the monthly news conference on implementation of the Biometric Attendance verification for the civil servants, on Tuesday, added that 170 others were being investigated.
Magaji said that the state government saved N57.68 million from the suspension of salaries of the affected workers for the month.
According to Magaji, some 170 staff with salaries amounting to N19.66 million are being investigated, adding their salaries for the months would be paid.
“Because they have achieved sufficient attendance but are being investigated to know why they fall into this category.
“The total suspension from the payroll for September is 731 staff with N57,682,403 while the total number of staff under investigation is 170 with N19, 658,080,” he said.