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Adamawa Uncovers 12,609 Ghost Workers in LGs Payroll

Maurice Vunoboki

About 12,609 ghost workers have be uncovered in the payrolls of all the local government areas in Adamawa state.

The chairman of the 13-man committee, Maurice Vunoboki, said it was also discovered that 1,405 appointments violated executive approvals, while 2,731 irregular employments did not conform to the Teachers Salary Scale (TSS).

“A total of 38,760 in the workforce was cleared and migrated to the e-payment database against 51,369 earlier presented to my committee,” Mr. Vunoboki said. “519 did not turn up for the verification exercise, while 1,780 were under-aged employees, while the balance of 563 were retired by age or years of service”

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Mr. Vunobolki said the gross salaries of local government councils, Local Education Authority and Primary Health Care Development Agency were N1.71 billion as at July 2015, with the gross figure after validation at N1.37 billion as at May 2016.

This has resulted in gross monthly bill of N3416 million and N4.1 billion annually, he said.

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