The Adamawa State government has announced the discovery of over 3,000 ghost workers, following the introduction of the e-payment salary system.
The Head of Civil Service, Barrister Musa Kaibo, made this known while fielding questions from journalists in Yola.
Kaibo confirmed that N200 million was being saved monthly since the introduction of the electronic pay roll system last year.
“Following the introduction of the e-payment salary systemic on state civil servants, government was able to block and detect about 3,000 fake workers, while N200 million monthly was being saved,” Kaibo said.
He said before the implementation of the electronic pay roll, the total workforce was 15,000, but after the verification it dropped to 13,000.
According to the head of the civil service, the aim of the conference was to commend workers for their patience and perseverance during this trying period, stressing that the present administration would soon implement the new salary payroll based on the last screening exercise.
Kaibo said the state government would fully implement the new payroll in the August salary with effect from this week.
He observed that following the successful introduction of the system at the state level, the government has now extended the verification to local governments.

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