As a result of fraudulent activities that have characterised the public service system in Bayelsa State, Governor Seriake Dickson yesterday ordered permanent secretaries to submit nominal payrolls.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the decision was in line with ongoing efforts to reposition the public service for effective service delivery.
“This was the reason why government set up various staff verification teams, as well as a Judicial Commission of Inquiry for the State Public Service and Rural Development Authorities.
“All permanent secretaries, heads of parastatals and extra ministerial departments, as well as principals and headmasters are to submit their staff nominal rolls, indicating the date of first appointment of each staff and current grade level.
“All should submit the staff payroll indicating the authentic monthly salary for each staff, within one week, stressing that non-compliance would be met with stiff disciplinary measures. Permanent secretaries, heads of parastatals and extra ministerial departments, principals and headmasters have been strongly advised to sign the required document personally and take responsibility for every information or data submitted in this regard.
“Permanent secretaries and heads of parastatals and extra ministerial departments are expected to submit the document to the office of the head of service, while principals are to submit same to the chairman of the Post Primary Schools Board. Headmasters have been directed to submit same to the executive secretary of the State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB.”
The state government also appealed to all workers to be patient, as efforts are being made to ensure that genuine public servants are paid.

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