C’ttee un­cov­ers 9,720 ghost work­ers in Kogi

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Lokoja

A Staff Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Com­mit­tee set up by the Kogi state gov­ern­ment said its in­terim re­port has un­cov­ered 9,720 ghost work­ers on the state pay­roll.

Chair­man of the screen­ing com­mit­tee, Mr Jerry Ag­baje, who dis­closed this at a stake­hold­ers’ meet­ing in Lokoja, said the fig­ure rep­re­sented num­bers of ‘as­sumed work­ers’ that failed to turn up for the screen­ing ex­er­cise.

He said out of the 25,208 coun­cil work­ers who were is­sued forms across the 21 LGAs of the state, only 22,272 pre­sented them­selves for the screen­ing.

Ag­baje said the fig­ures of pri­mary school teach­ers is­sued the screen­ing forms were 25,662 but 22,608 sub­mit­ted them­selves for the ex­er­cise while the 3,054 teach­ers who did not show up were con­sid­ered ghost work­ers.

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