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Bayelsa monarch exposes GL 10 health worker earning N600,000 monthly



A traditional ruler from the Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa State has reported that a grade level 10 health worker was earning as much as N600,000 monthly.

Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, made the disclosure during a town hall meeting at Ekeremor on Tuesday.

Iworiso-Markson called on more citizens to be active whistle blowers, assuring that the present administration would not relent in its efforts to sanitize the Public service and make it one of the best in Nigeria.

According to him, whistle blowing would encourage the public “to blow the whistle on any worker who is defrauding the system or engaged in fraudulent activities to shortchange the government.”

He expressed the present administration’s readiness to partner with individuals, especially those that have useful information on the activities of the pay roll fraudsters in the state public service.

Iworiso-Markson expressed confidence that the ongoing public sector reforms would enable government to save funds to commence the payment of gratuities and other welfare packages before the end of the present administration.

While commending the Chiefs and people of Ekeremor community for cooperating with government in maintaining peace in the area, Iworiso-Markson urged them to sustain the kind gesture to enable government take the Sagbama-Ekeremor Road to Ekeremor main town by December this year.

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The Caretaker Chairman of Ekeremor Local Government Council, Mr Tolu Amatu, who recounted the gains recorded from the reforms, said that the Council’s wage bill has been reduced from over N90 billion in 2016 to its current N64 billion.

Speaking on behalf of traditional rulers from the area, the Paramount Ruler and Amapere of Ekeremor, Chief Agbodo Gbaseimo, endorsed the public sector restructuring exercise, describing the continued stay of over-aged workers as unpatriotic.