The government of Abia State is partnering with the Zenith Bank Plc in its efforts to eliminate fund leakages in all government ministries and parastatals during pay rolling of staff in government agencies.
Speaking in Umuahia while inaugurating the steering committee of Abia Workforce Identity Verification Payroll Management System, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu said his administration is determined to eliminate fraud at all levels in the state.
He said the state government will work together with the development partners [Zenith Bank] in order to eliminate leakages and fraud usually associated with the payroll system.
In his speech, the Zenith Bank Regional Head, covering Imo and Abia states, George Okenwa, said the era of bunch of thieves earning multiple salaries in the state under the guise of ghost workers has come to an end.
In his vote of thanks, the chairman of the committee and Secretary to the State Government [SSG], Dr. Eme Okoro, said the committee would work assiduously with the development partners to ensure full and proper implementation of the government policy.