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Biometrics bust 9,000 more ghosts in Nigeria

Katsina discovers 9,000 ghost workers (Vanguard)

ABUJA—GOVERNOR Ibrahim Shema of Kastina State has said his government discovered 9,000 ghost workers on the payroll of the state.

Shema, who addressed stakeholders in Abuja, promised that his administration will do everything possible to stamp out the ghost workers syndrome in the state.

He explained that before the implementation of the payment of N18,000 minimum wage, his administration embarked on the biometric capturing of the civil servants in the state.

I’d guess that Nigeria has been the country most aggressively applying biometrics to reduce fraud in government payrolls.

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