Abuja - The Kogi State government has initiated investigations amid fears of payment of salaries to ghost workers.
Governor, Idris Wada, has appointed an eight-member committee, chaired by Senator Shaibu Ado, to lead investigations.
He said this had become necessary as the state was spending most of its revenues on salaries.
It is estimated N3 billion (US$ 18 million) on salaries from the US$3,5 billion generated per month.
"The action become imperative if the state wants to achieve economic growth and development," Wada said.
The governor tasked the committee establish why the monthly wage bill had been on a steady rise in recent years in spite of the embargo on recruitment
He gave the committee a month to carry out the assignment and submit its report to the government.
- CAJ News