Seventy-one ghost workers were discovered during the last screening exercise carried out among agencies of government and secondary schools in the Osun State.
The permanent secretary, Local Government Service Commission, who is also the chairman of Personnel and Job Audit Committee on MDAs and Secondary Schools, Mr. Dayo Olaluwoye made this known while handing over the final report of his committee to the state Head of Service, Mr. Sunday Owoeye.
Olaluwoye explained that out of the 71 ghost workers,
39 were deceased while 32 were supposed living
individuals that collect salaries without coming to the office.
He, however, appreciated the entire workforce for their cooperation during the period of the exercise.
In his remarks, the Head of Service, Mr. Yinka Owoeye commended the committee for redeeming the image of the civil service by doing a thorough job.
Owoeye, who observed that the MDAs and Secondary Schools Committee was just one of the four committees set up for the screening exercise at the time, said that the use of civil servants for the screening exercise had saved the government lots of money compared to the use of consultants.
The Head of Service emphasised that screening of workers was an on-going process, adding that those that had issues with their certificates should endeavour to clear themselves.
He then charged all public officers in the state to be revenue collectors in their respective areas of operation in order to revive the economy of the state.

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