Ogun State workers would henceforth receive their salaries on the condition they provide their Bank Verification Number, BVN.
The Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, made this known on Friday.
He said the resolution was reached at the end of a meeting between labour leaders and the government.
The policy is to take effect from ending of April, 2016.
”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 the Deputy Governor, Chief Mrs Yetunde Onanuga on Friday,” Mr. Adeoluwa said.
On the unresolved crisis between the government and its workers over the deductions made on staff salaries, the Secretary to the State Government said dialogue was ongoing, and expressed optimism that it would soon be permanently resolved.
“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,” he said.
“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,” he emphasised.
While responding on behalf of the organised labour movement, 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 civil servants through the office of the State Head of Service.
The deputy governor, Yetunde Onanuga, who chaired the meeting, expressed delight that in living up to its billing as a peaceful state, the leadership of the organised labour and government officials have continued to dialogue with a view to finding a lasting and more sustainable resolution of the demands of the workers.
Mr. Onanuga further explained that Friday’s meeting was one of a series of engagement between the labour movement and the state government.
“As stakeholders, we are committed to jointly finding a lasting and sustainable solution to the issues raised by the labour movement,” Mrs. Onanuga said.
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