Gombe recovers N38m from 668 ghost workers

Gombe state has stopped the salaries of 668 suspected ghost and recovered over N38 million, the Commissioner of Finance, Economic , Muhammad Magaji has said.

He stated this while addressing newsmen recently in Gombe.

He said the state and 11 local governments have 67,000 work force with 84 Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the state.

Alhaji Magaji said all the staff of the MDAs had been enrolled on the biometric machines with their biometric fully, adding that academic and records have been created for each staff.

He said during the exercise, 431 staff of the state did not show up for the biometric exercise.

“The 431 staff now has been taken off from the state payroll and over 31,179,446 million naira recovered as savings due to the suspension of the number of people from the payroll.

The commissioner said that in Gombe and Akko local areas, 237 staff did not show up during the exercise. Gombe local has 103 while Akko local has 134.

“The 237 members of staff were suspended from the payroll and over N3.1 million was recovered from Gombe local . Over N3.9 million was also recovered from the 134 suspected ghost .

“Definitely, the cannot continue to pay people that do not deserve to be paid,” he said.

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