Benue State Government Uncovers Over 400 Ghost Teachers And 18 Dead Persons On Payroll
The Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. Frank Kyungun made this known on Wednesday while presenting the report of the screening exercise recently conducted by the TSB, to Governor Samuel Ortom in Makurdi.
Kyungun said names of 18 dead staff, 70 retired staff, and 193 redeployed staff, were also discovered on the payroll.
According to him, the ghost workers were uncovered after verification of 4,473 staff across the three senatorial zones of the state.
“The screening uncovered 433 ghost workers on the payroll after verification of 4,473 staff across the three senatorial zones of the state,” Kyungun said.
“The screening committee also uncovered 18 dead persons, 70 retired staff, 193 redeployed staff, among other irregularities on the payroll, who were accordingly expunged.”
Reacting to a the report, Governor Ortom said those who had milked the board through ghost workers must be identified and prosecuted,
He also directed that “the ghost names be immediately deleted from the payment voucher”.
The governor constituted a committee to immediately implement the screening report, and charged the TSB boss to ensure that the deleted names did not find their way back on the payroll.
KanyiDaily had also reported how Ekiti State University (EKSU) sacked over 900 ghost workers, and saved over N200 million by the time the staffs were expunged on the payroll.
You may be interested
Gabriel Beat Saka To Arsenal’s MOTM Award Vs West HamWebby - September 20, 2020
New signing Gabriel Magalhães was voted Arsenal’s Man of the Match ahead of Bukayo Saka, in Saturday’s 2-1 win against West…
Ignore fake INEC websites, figures – APCWebby - September 20, 2020
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State on Saturday warned of fake INEC websites sponsored by the PDP to…
Edo 202 update: PDP alerts INEC, DSS of plots to replace results in Edo NorthWebby - September 20, 2020
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday alerted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Department of State Services…