Ekiti state government discovered three hundred and sixty-two ghost workers in the state’s civil service.
The state Commissioner for Local Government and Community Development, Professor Adio Folayan, disclosed this on Tuesday, November 3rd, when he presented the report of the verification committee set up by the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, in Ado Ekiti.
According to Folayan, the state government was losing about 20m monthly to the ghost workers, who are mainly in the local government areas of the state. He added that the state’s Accountant-General had been instructed to stop the salaries of the ghost workers.
He further revealed the ghost workers would be prosecuted for fraud alongside their accomplices, noting that all heads of department have been directed to enforce discipline.