Niger state government has uncovered one thousand ghost workers from the State Civil Service. The state reported it saved more than one hundred million nairas (N100m) following the result of the exercise.
Chairman of the Committee on Civil Servants Salary Management and Verification, Engr. Ibrahim Mohammed Panti who made this known while speaking with Journalists in Minna, Niger State said a lot of discrepancies and malpractices were discovered during the verification exercise of the workers especially in the payment of salaries.
“The state’s staff strength of over twenty-seven thousand (27,000) people have so far been reduced to about twenty-six thousand (26,000) while some few ghost workers have also been discovered by the committee.
“The discrepancies were also found in the payment of staff grade levels due to the different figures in payment vouchers and more revelations are still expected from the outcome of the verification exercise,” he declared.