EKITI STATE GOVERNMENT UNCOVERS 362 GHOST WORKERS
A verification committee set up by the Ekiti State Government has uncovered 362 ghost workers in the State's workforce.
This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development,Prof Adio Folayan, while presenting the report of the committee to Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ado Ekiti, the capital, on Wednesday, November 4.
Folayan said further screening by the committee revealed that only 362 workers out of the total workforce were clarified to be on the Government's payroll as of June this year.
According to him, the State Government was losing about 20m monthly to the ghost workers, who are mainly in the Local Government Areas of the State.
He added that the State's Accountant-General had been instructed to stop the salaries of the ghost workers.
According to him, the committee has recommended that all illegal salaries earned by the affected workers should be deducted from their pension and gratuity.
The commissioner also said the ghost workers would be prosecuted for fraud alongside their accomplices.
Governor Fayemi while receiving the report promised to look into the recommendations for immediate implementation.