The Ogun State government says salaries of public and civil servants in the state will now be paid based only on the Bank Verification Number (BVN).
The No-BVN No-Pay system takes effect from the end of April this year according to a statement signed by Adejuwon Soyinka, Senior Special Assistant (Media) to the governor of the state.
This was one of the resolutions reached in a follow-up meeting between the leadership of the organised labour movement in Ogun State and officials of the state government led by Mrs Yetunde Onanuga, the deputy governor of the state, on Friday last week, according to the statement.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting, Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, Secretary to the State Government (SSG) says “Ogun State is unique as we have continued to engage and dialogue with the organised labour.
“As part of our continuous discussions, we have both agreed that we should take advantage of the BVN system to ensure that our scarce resources are not going to ghost workers. In view of this, we have agreed that starting from the end of April 2016, salaries will be paid using the BVN of all workers”, Adeolu says.
While responding on behalf of the organised labour movement, Comrades Olubunmi Fajobi, State Chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Abiodun Olakanmi of the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) said they were satisfied with the state government’s position on the need to use BVN for salary payment.
They however requested that the decision be officially communicated to the civil service through the office of the State Head of Service.