Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Kebbi to recover N1b from workers' verification

15 April 2013, 16:07

Birnin Kebbi - The Kebbi Chapter of Association of Local Governments in Nigeria (ALGON) has estimated that N1 billion would be recovered annually from payment to ghost workers after a staff verification exercise.

Musa Dan-Illela, the state chairman of ALGON, said this in Birnin Kebbi on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

He explained that the exercise was conducted in each council as part of efforts to reduce cost of administration in the councils.

NAN reports that the verification exercise was conducted in the past four months, adding that workers had started receiving their salary arrears.

According to Dan-Illela, shortage of funds has hindered the improvement in the provision of amenities to the people.

He said that in the past four years, each council had constructed 21 kilometres of rural roads, 1,480 hand pumps and 480 motorised bore holes in rural areas to boost water supply and ensured consumption of hygienic water.

The chairman said the association was collaborating with the state Ministry of Water Resources to ensure adequate maintenance and functioning of the bore holes.

Dan-Illela called on the council chairmen to ensure prudent management of resources and shun practices that could be detrimental to their integrity and dignity.


Tags kebbi

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...