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Published On: Tue, Oct 6th, 2020

Niger Govt uncovers 1,113 ghost workers

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Niger State Salary Management Committee set up by the State Government to screen the State workforce with the view to ascertain the Staff strength of the State has uncovered 773 Civil Servants who are yet to avail themselves for the screening while 340 people were either dead or retired from the State Civil Service in the pay role of the state government.
The Chairman of the Committee who is also the commissioner of works, Engineer Ibrahim Muhammad Panti, stated this to journalists during the post Council briefing in Government House.
He said, as at September 23, 2020, only 20, 675 were screened as genuine staff out of the total of 26,387 names submitted to the Committee by the office of the Head of Service.
He explained that, from the total of 26,387 names given to the committee, only 25, 861 staff registered with the Committee on its portal, pointing out that 1,789 are pending as they have not completed the screening process while 3,057 are put on hold due to questionable certificates at the point of entry and while in Service.
Engineer Muhammad Panti reiterated that the portal is still opened for those who are yet to register, while those who have registered but are yet to be screened should come forward for the screening, adding that time for such will soon elapse and those found wanting at the end will be made to face disciplinary actions.
In the same vein, the commissioner of Information and Strategy, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Idris said that the council has approved the sum of N284,674,907,50 and N398,707,071,48 for Ketso and Muregi resettlement scheme respectively to relocate victims of flood.

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