Wednesday, 13 June 2012
FIVE thousand ghost workers have been discovered in the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State, even as the discovery saved the government a total of N11million which would have been paid as salary to the workers for May.
Disclosing this on Tuesday at a ministerial press briefing organised by the state Ministry of Information, the chairman, Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission, Alhaji Ibrahim Musa, stated that the ghost workers were discovered through a staff verification exercise carried out by the committees set up by the state government.
According to him, the N11million saved was too meagre, adding that more would be saved as soon as the four committees set up by the government for verification purpose concluded their work and turned in their reports.
Alhaji Musa stated that some local government staff were discovered to lack the required qualifications to work, adding that some had even reached retirement age but were still in service.
“The Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission last year established four committees for the verification of staff at the local government areas. The committees, which comprised 166 members toured the 20 local government areas of the state and discovered some ghost workers. They also discovered that some of the workers have reached retirement age and have bad records in the service. The reports given by the committees are being implemented upon so that due process will be followed and cases of litigation will be avoided,” Alhaji Musa stated.
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