Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi, yesterday inaugurated 11 member stakeholders committee on staff audit and biometric data capturing the 17 local government areas of the state.
The inauguration of the committee headed by the Speaker of Enugu State House of Assembly, Hon. Edward Uchenna Ubosi, took place at the Exco Chambers, Government House, Enugu.
Addressing the committee members before their official inauguration, Gov. Ugwuanyi charged the members to take their task seriously because “the committee’s report will be central to the successful execution of government’s plans to institute far reaching reforms and take requisite measures to standardise and restore sanity to the manner with which staff matters and related issues are handled in our local governments.
“The reforms will help the government bring to an end the incessant complaints, disputes, confusion, impunity and uncertainty that had long bedevilled personnel administration in the third tier of government. “The staff audit is also intended to help the government, identify and flush out ghost workers and plug all avenues of leakages and wastages that have hitherto weighed down the finances of local government councils,” Ugwuanyi posits.
The governor noted that the task before the committee was an onerous one but pointed out that it was one that must be tackled, “promptly, zealously and dispassionately in order to save the system of local government administration in Enugu State from imminent collapse.” Gov.
Ugwuanyi enumerated the terms of reference of the committee to include ascertaining the staff strength of each local government council; determine the financial implication of the staff in respect of monthly salaries of each local government council, SUBEB and pension board and ascertain the outstanding salaries and allowances of each local government council, local government service commission and pensions board.
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