Benue uncovers 2,500 ghost workers

The Governmentof Benue State has uncovered 2,500 ghost workers during the first phase of the state’s staff verification and payroll audit for teachers and local government staff.

Several hidden and ghost schools were also discovered as the Benue State government continues to block all revenue leakages.

According to his statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Tersoo Kula said some unlawful employments, salary padding, wage bill inflation and payments to dead people were also discovered.

Kula said the rigorous effort by the State government to fish out the ghost workers, schools and other infractions led to the delay in payment of salaries of teachers and local government staff.

”The decision became necessary after the discovery, to enable the government to sanitize and cleanse the payroll; to ascertain the true wage bill of the state and to know the genuine workers that are worth their wages,” he said.

According to the statement those successfully screened will be paid their salaries.

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