Abuja - The Ekiti State government said it had discovered more than 1 000 non-existent workers on the state salary payroll.
Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, confirmed the setback.
He said over 250 workers that were already dead had been receiving salaries through the e-payment system introduced and contracted to a Lagos-based company by the immediate past government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the state.
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“We commenced workers verification exercise last month and we have kept faith with our covenant with the workers by paying the April salary of those already cleared. As at today, we have discovered more than 1 000 people that were receiving salaries fraudulently, out of which over 250 are dead. The over 1 000 fake workers have now been deleted from the payroll and the exercise is still ongoing,” Olayinka
The governor’s aide described the act as shameful and urged the APC to stop misleading the public about the exercise.
“These people just love to tell lies, hoping that they can again lie their way into the hearts of Ekiti people, but the people already know them and their stock in trade,” he said.
- CAJ News