By Kayode Adeoti
The Kwara State Government has said that the ongoing head count of civil servants will lead to discovery of ghost workers and consequently reduce the wage bill.
The Deputy Governor, Mr Kayode Alabi stated this yesterday while receiving the executives and members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Ilorin and District Society led by its Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Baba Ibrahim in his office.
Alabi, explained that the current wage bill of over N2 billion would leave the state with nothing for developmental projects which are germane to the populace.
The Deputy Governor said that the present administration will require the support and services of professional bodies to move the state forward.
He called on ICAN to advice the state on the way forward especially in the area of revenue generation to meet the needs of the people.
Earlier, the Chairman of the body, Alhaji Ibrahim reiterated the commitment and willingness of the District to collaborate with the state government for a better Kwara.
The Chairman noted that the District would come up with a blueprint on how to improve the internally generated revenue of the state optimally and reduce cost of governance drastically.
He solicited for support of the state government in funding its proposed District Secretariat, sponsorship of its members in the state service for annual conference and the appointment of its members in key professional positions.
In a related development, the Deputy Governor received the executives and members of the Asepo Egbe Omo Igbomina led by its National President, Hon. Toyin Adewara who pledged their support to the present administration and called for the creation of more local governments from the present Ifelodun, Irepodun and Isin LGs.