Bauchi to prosecute 1,115 ghost workers
Bauchi State Government has decided to prosecute the 1,115 ghost workers uncovered in the verification exercise of workers in the state and local government service.
Governor Bala Mohammed disclosed this on Thursday when he received the report of the 25-member Workers’ Verification Committee.
The committee saddled with the responsibility of sanitising both the nominal and payroll of the civil servants in the state declared 1,115 ghost workers and 5,429 illegal employees in the state.
The committee also declared 1,712 illegal pensioners in the state and local government service.
Mohammed said the state government would constitute a committee to carefully study and implement the findings and recommendations of the verification committee, and expressed readiness to prosecute the culprits.
He said that those found to be involved in collecting undeserved salaries and pensions would be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.