In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 18th, September, 2020

Unbelievable! 333 Lifeless Civil Servants Are Nonetheless Drawing Salaries In Niger State

Unbelievable! 333 Dead Civil Servants Are Still Drawing Salaries In Niger State

Niger state

Abubakar Sani Bello, Government Governor of Niger State

In response to a report by Vanguard, as many as 300 and thirty-three licensed “lifeless civil servants” have been uncovered on the payroll of Niger State authorities for the previous two years.

Apart from the unbelievable revelation of the lifeless, N207million has additionally been uncovered as being stolen and paid as salaries to pretend civil servants within the state, amounting to about N5 billion prior to now two years.

Chairman of the Screening Committee arrange by the state authorities to fish out the ghost employees from the state civil service who can also be Commissioner for Works, Ibrahim Mohammed Panti, who disclosed this in an interview, stated the screening is constant, including that extra revelations are nonetheless prone to unfold.

He stated these largely concerned are accounts officers and different employees from the state Ministry of Well being, including that they’re among the many 80 civil servants sacked final week.

“Out of the purported 27,000 civil servants on the payroll of the state authorities, solely 15,907 of them have been found to be our real employees to date. There are three,923 employees from completely different ministries nonetheless having pending points and are nonetheless being investigated. This set of individuals had entered the state civil service with fictitious certificates and their names discovered on the payroll of the state. Inside the final two years, 333 lifeless civil servants who had been licensed lifeless are nonetheless drawing salaries from the state authorities and all these fraud should cease,” the chairman declared.

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Panti stated 1,029 civil servants whose names are on the payroll are but to look for screening, including that by the tip of the screening, they are going to be formally declared as ghost employees in the event that they refuse to seem earlier than the screening committee.

The commissioner disclosed that all civil service guidelines have been duly adopted earlier than they have been dismissed, stressing: “All these concerned have given confessional statements on their involvement within the fraud and officers of Labour within the state are conscious of this improvement.”

He stated apart from being dismissed, all these discovered responsible will even be prosecuted, declaring that not like earlier than, “the current revelations are too weighty to be swept below the carpet”.

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