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Nigeria: One state losing $400,000 per month to ghost workers

Nigeria: Ekiti Loses N63 Million to Ghost Workers Monthly (All Africa)

[… T]he first physical verification exercise showed that there are 19,258 personnel in the 16 local government areas, while subsequent biometric data capture revealed that there are 19,212 staff.

He said a further check showed that there are 17,889 staff on the nominal roll while 1,323 staff collecting about N63 million on a monthly basis are not on the nominal roll.

Adewumi stated further that for efficiency at the third tier of government, the state government has decided to redeploy 1,756 workers who have National Certificate of Education (NCE) and other education-related qualifications to the State Universal Basic Education Board and the Teaching Service Commission.

This, the commissioner said would relieve the councils of a monthly financial implication of N53 million.

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