The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of a biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
Mr Muhammad Magaji, the state’s Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development, stated this, on Wednesday, while addressing newsmen after the 12th State’s Executive Council meeting.
Magaji said the initiative tagged “Gombe state Integrated Payroll Payment Gateway and Human Resource Management Information System’’ would help to reduce, if not eliminate, payroll fraud.
According to him, when installed, the system would increase transparency in the payment of salaries and pensions, as well as effectively manage the state’s human resource capacities at both state and local government levels.
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He stated that the initiative was necessitated by the…