SHOCKING: 6,065 ghost workers discovered in this state

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– Bauchi State Government says it has discovered 6,065 ghost workers on its payroll

– The state governor said the state was able to discover the ghost workers due to the workers ‘verification exercise

 

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With dwindling allocation from the Federal government, the Bauchi State Government says it has discovered 6,065 ghost workers on its payroll.

The state governor, Mohammed Abubakar, revealed this to newsmen during an interactive session with members of the correspondents’ chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bauchi state council.

He said the state was able to discover the ghost workers due to the workers ‘verification exercise.

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“During the exercise, we discovered 6,065 ghost workers on the payroll of the Bauchi State Government. This number could not be rated as small because even if you get 10 ghost workers, the exercise will be  worth it as they will be taking much money illegally.

“There were lapses during the exercise and they were continuous. Don’t forget; the forces that endangered this phenomenon of ghost workers are very strong forces. They have been entrenched over time and a lot of money is being siphoned out of the coffers of the government.

“Those forces will not fold their arms and allow us to put a stop to their activities; so they were fighting us all through. It is not as if it will happen today and stop tomorrow. They are creating all sorts of bottlenecks for the system and that is why I’m saying the verification is going to continue,” the governor said,

He said that his government would embark on yet another round of workers’ verification to enable it to access the Federal Government’s budget support programme.

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“So, verification is the policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria and it is also the policy of the Bauchi State Government, but I said we in Bauchi are going to do it differently,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna state government under Nasir el-Rufai has discovered over 13,000 suspected ghost workers in its civil service

The discovery was disclosed by Mrs Alisabatu Dada-Onazi, the state head of service, while attending to journalists at the end of the state executive council meeting.

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