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Nigeria news : Ekiti State Government uncovers N20m salary for 362 ghost employees

nigeria news ekiti govt uncovers n20m salary for 362 ghost workers

The Ekiti State Government has actually discovered the payment of N20 million regular monthly as income for 362 ghost employees in Local Governments, NAN reports.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Prof. Adio Folaya made this understood while providing a State Staff Verification Committee report to Gov. Kayode Fayemi in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.

Folayan started initial findings put the ghost employees at 652.

“Further screening by the committee exposed that just 362 employees out of the preliminary figure were clarified to be on the government payroll as of June 2019.

“The committee suggests that all prohibited wage up until now made by the afflicted employees must be subtracted from their pension and gratuity.

“It likewise suggested that all included must be prosecuted for scams, together with anybody or individuals recognized to be their accomplices,” he stated.

The commissioner, nevertheless, stated there is a requirement for the councils’ Heads of the Department to begin imposing discipline.

“They need to present schedules of responsibilities to their officers so that errant officers would be penalized for any violation,” he included.

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