SUBMIT YOUR BVN NOW TILL 18TH MAY 2020 OR THEIR HEADS RISK LOSING THEIR JOBS

Imo State Government led by Governor Hope Uzodimma has given Ministries, Agencies and parastatals yet another time to comply with the directives to submit their BVN as a requirement to be paid salaries up till Monday, May 18, 2020, to comply with Government directives or their Heads risk losing their jobs.

This formed part of decisions taken at the end of the state executive Council meeting.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Honourable Declan Emelumba who brief Journalist after the meeting said there is no going back on the plan to pay salary of workers in the state electronically.

The Commissioner reiterated that agencies and parastatals that are yet to receive their salaries are to blame for non-compliance to government guidelines to this effect.

Emelumba said despite Governor Uzodimma’s directive a few weeks ago, some parastatals and agencies have refused to comply with Government directive regarding submission of their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN).

Emelumba noted that the stance against government guidelines as regards electronic payment more than meets the eyes, adding that no responsible government would remain docile to plot to truncate government efforts on accountability and transparency.

Other issues addressed at the Exco meeting according to the Commissioner include: improving Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) base of the state, prosecution of any person or group of persons encroaching on government property and the banning of all forms of consultancy services for the state

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