8,000 fake workers on Abia state payroll

A cross section of workers, members of Trade Unions and various professional bodies during the commemoration of 2012 Workers’ Day celebration organized by the Lagos State Council of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) with the theme, “Right to work, Food and Education Panacea to Security” held at Onikan Stadium, Lagos on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. INSET: Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN (left), Senator representing Lagos Central District and former First Lady of Lagos State, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (2nd left), Director, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Alhaja Sofinat Abiola Arogundade (right), Commissioner for Species Duties, Dr. Wale Ahmed (2nd right) and Chairman Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Hon Ayodele Adewale (right).

Workers on Labour day: Abia state detects 8,000 fake ones on payroll

The Head of Service (HOS), of the eastern Nigerian state of Abia, Mr Godson Adiele, said on Monday that at least 8,000 ghost workers were recently uncovered in the state and local government public services.

Adiele said this in Umuahia, southeast Nigeria, when he briefed newsmen on the proposed civic reception being organised by workers in the state in honour of Governor Theodore Orji.

He said the ghost workers were uncovered when his office adopted the biometric system to audit workers on state government payroll.

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He told newsmen that at least 5,000 ghost workers were uncovered in the state civil service, while 3,000 others were from the local governments.

The head of service said the findings had helped the government to save money previously paid to non-existent workers.

He said the civic reception was being organised in appreciation of the governor’s efforts to motivate public servants in the state.

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