Metro Kogi Staff Included 300 Ghost Workers’ in Salary Payroll



Kogi State Govermor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has said that the committee handling the ongoing workers screening at both state and local government levels discovered mind-boggling acts perpetrated by civil servants.

The governor while addressing a crowd in Okene, headquarters of the central senatorial district of Kogi State on Saturday during a reception organized for him, he decried the ghost workers’ syndrome.
He said the screening committee uncovered how a single person included “as many as 300 ghost workers in the payroll of a local government” at the detriment of development of the council area.

He said his administration will not spare the perpetrators after the ongoing screening exercise.

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According to him: “It is ridicule to discover that a single person without an iota of fear of God placed as much as 300 ghost workers on the payroll of a local government”.

He added that after the screening exercise, it is only the actual workers that will receive salaries from the state and local governments.