Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has cried out over the state government’s monthly salary bill.
Okonwa says the N7 billion monthly wage is outrageous, as the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) is low.
The Governor, speaking at a town hall meeting in Oleh in Isoko axis of the state, states that the continuous payment of the huge wage bill is impossible unless the workforce is screened.
He also expressed concern over the suspected massive fraud in the payment of pension.
The governor stated that the workforce will undergo verification to enable the state government to know the actual number of staff on its payroll.