Nasarawa State Government has directed public officers who retired from the public service but are still occupying government quarters to vacate them without further delay.
The directive was issued on Tuesday at an expanded State Executive Council Meeting presided over by the State Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura at the Government House, Lafia.
Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the State Commissioner for Information and Culture, Alhaji Abdulhamid Kwarra, said the state government will no longer tolerate a situation where some public officers retire from active service but hold on to government quarters to the detriment of those still in service.
Kwarra, in the company of his colleague from the ministry for Education, Ahmed Tijjani and the covering Head of Service, Mr Yarius Dagusa, also revealed that government had resolved to implement Table Payment of workers salary with effect from the month of September this year.
The commissioner explained that the decision was meant to ensure sanity in the system and eliminate fraudulent practices, noting that the measure would also allow for easy identification of genuine workers on the payroll of government.
He further revealed that by that arrangement, the state Governor will personally supervise the payment exercise for the staff of Government House while his deputy will do same for the staff of the deputy governor’s office.
According to him, the state commissioners would supervise the table payment in their respective ministries, just as chief executives of boards and parastatals had been directed to do same for the staff of their establishments.