The Ondo State Government on Monday, sacked 51 workers from its payroll after they failed to show up for a recently conducted screening exercise for civil servants within the State.
The government stated that the programme was conducted for the purpose of determining the number of real civil servants in the local government service.
The State Head of Service, Mr. Dare Aragbaiye, speaking in Akure at the celebration of 2019 Public Service week anniversary confirmed the development.
Aragbaiye explained that the 51 workers failed to show up for the screening exercise and have not been sighted at work ever since.
He said, “Since they did not show up for the screening, that means they are ghost workers and for that reason, their salaries have been stopped and their names have been removed from the government’s payroll. Even if they show up today, they have some questions to answer.”