As part of efforts to plug leakages and promote efficiency in the administration of resources of Local Government in Ekiti State, a Central Pay Office will be established before the end of the first quarter of 2013 to manage salaries of workers in the 16 Local Governments.
The Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Mr. Ayodeji Ajayi made this known in Ado Ekiti during an advocacy meeting on the electronic payment of salaries at Local Government level with Caretaker Chairmen, Directors of Administration and Directors of Finance of the 16 Local Councils.
Mr. Ajayi said some Accounts experts and computer analysts would be seconded from Local Government system to strengthen the process and clear preliminary challenges that may confront the exercise.
Describing facilities put in place by the State Government for the proposed e-payment exercise as World Class, the Permanent Secretary solicited the support of all stakeholders for the exercise.
In his remarks, the State Accountant General, Mr. Ayoola Owolabi who was represented at the meeting by the Deputy Accountant General (Central Pay Office), Mr. Michael Afeniforo explained that Accountants and Computer Analysts would be seconded from the Local Governments because of their cognate experience in the Local Government System.
He emphasized that all the officials that will function at the Central Pay Office would be adequately trained for optimal results.
Last modified: January 30, 2013