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Over 43,000 ghost workers appear on military payroll

25 May 2016, 06:41

Abuja - The Federal Government has uncovered  and removed a staggering 43,000 people from its payroll after discovering that they were ghost workers.

According to a Naij report, the move has saved the Government N50 billion through the audit of security agencies within the country.

Also read: Ghost Workers scam: Bauchi Govt suspends staff

Mohammed Dikwa, head of the Continuous Audit team, has confirmed the findings, stating that a team has been put in place to audit the payroll of all ministries, departments and agencies.

In addition, officers from the departments of all paramilitary agencies are set to be trained on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and the Government Management Information System.

"Since we started the continuous audit programme, we have saved about N50 billion and over 43,000 ghost workers have been removed from the payroll of the federal government.

"And as we go on, we are very sure that we will continue to reduce the cost of federal government payroll," said Dikwa, according to Premium Times.

Read more at Naij

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