Imo State Government has insisted that there is no going back on the plan to pay salary of workers in the state electronically
Imo insists on e-payment of salary
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has, therefore, sounded it loud and clear to Government agencies and parastatals that payment of salaries to government workers must be by electronic means.
Briefing newsmen recently in Owerri, after Executive Council Meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba reiterated that agencies and parastatals that are yet to receive their salaries are to blame for non-compliance with government guidelines to this effect.
Emelumba said despite Governor Uzodimma’s directive a few weeks ago, some parastatals and agencies have refused to comply with Government directive regarding submission of their Bank Verification Numbers (BVN).
The Commissioner stated further that Governor Uzodimma has given such agencies and parastatals up till Monday, May 18, 2020, to comply with government directives or their heads risk losing their jobs.
Emelumba noted that the stance against government guidelines as regards electronic payment more than meets the eyes, adding that no responsible government would remain docile to plot to truncate government efforts on accountability and transparency.