Skye Bank Plc says it has implemented a biometrics and verification service for Nasarawa State to save over N990 million lost annually through leakages.
Mr. Idris Yakubu, Executive Director, Abuja and Northern Directorate, Skye Bank Plc, disclosed this at the weekend in Lafia while presenting the report of the biometric and verification exercise to Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State.
The biometric exercise will provide Nasarawa State an estimated monthly cost savings of N82.5 million when fully implemented.
The Skye bank ED says the exercise would go a long way in blocking leakages and in saving funds that can be applied in initiatives and ventures that will help create more job opportunities for youth in Nasarawa State.
According to him, the recommendations in the report would be very useful in the effective management of the scarce resources accruing to the State Government.
The bank director highlighted the objectives of the exercise which involved all staff of the state government and local government areas, State Universal Basic Education Board employees and pensioners to include the verification of all persons on the state payroll, capture the basic biometric details of civil servants and workers including the pensioners.
The biometric service will also eliminate the existence of ghost workers and to produce a clean data base containing the names of all workers that can be used for payroll automation, according to the Skye Bank director.
In his response, Governor Al-Makura thanked Skye Bank for a good job and promised that the report would be implemented to block leakages and stop waste in public expenditure.
For the Governor, the success of the exercise would assist the state to automate the payroll administration system in the state and eliminate the ghost workers syndrome.