Bio-metric Payroll System uncovers 17 fraudulent staff in Delta

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Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) of State Biometric Payroll System has uncovered 17 staff Women Committee (WDC) and Youth Committee scheme (YDC) were collecting salaries both agencies. A statement made available SundiataPOST and signed by State commissioner for Infirmation, Mr. Chike Ogeah, said each of the 17 staff receives a monthly stipend of N50,000. “Invariably, over N850,000 was being fraudulently received by the workers. The scam was uncovered after the evaluation of the AFIS revealed the identical finger prints of the 17 workers in the two agencies”, the statement further said. The Senior Special Assistant the on ICT and  Coordinator of the Biometric Payroll Verification Committee, Mr. Harold Monu, according the statement, said the salaries of the affected staff in the two agencies have been stopped and details passed to the Accountant General’s Office for of monies while the Secretary to the State and the Head of Service have been notified for disciplinary actions to be initiated.

[eap_ad_1] “Criminal charges may also be leveled against the 17 as is determined to impose maximum sanction to serve as deterrent to other involved in fraudulent drawing of salaries the . “The AFIS is an initiative of the to check fraud in the wages and salaries of civil servants in the state. It is entirely based on the application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) thereby removing the human element and shield the process manipulation. “Under the directive of Dr. Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, of the state, the is a continuous one and is regularly reviewed to plug all loopholes”, the commissioner further stated.