Lakoja - The Kogi State government says the state chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Onuh Edoka, is a “ghost worker”, and has fired him, reported Premium Times.
Mr. Edoka was one of about 9000 people sacked following a screening exercise to weed out illegal workers from the 21 local government areas of the state.
On Wednesday News 24, reported the Federal Government removing a staggering 43,000 people from its payroll after discovering that they were ghost workers.
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According to Pulse, The government also said those that were sacked did not provide the verification committee with relevant documents.
Mr. Edoka, who serves as head of both the Medical Health Workers Union and the NLC in the state, said he was employed in 1989, and currently serves as a Disease and Surveillance Officer in the state.
Edoka said the workers union would take to the streets to challenge the government’s actions.
- News24 Nigeria