Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, today
disclosed that the Federal government spends
N165 Billion every month to pay salaries.
Adeosun disclosed this during a joint meeting
with the security chiefs of paramilitary agencies
under the ministry of interior on continuous
audit and migration from manual to automated
payment system in Abuja today May 24th.
‘As you know, we spend N165bn every
month on salaries and allowances and we
have to check it and the first step to do
that is to know, who are those we pay.
With automated platform, we can trace
these persons to make it more
transparency. ‘‘We started that process
and as we speak, the biometric data of
personnel in the security agencies have
been captured to ensure that they are not
captured at random,’’she said