Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi says the state loses about N400m yearly to ghost workers at the state’s local governments.
A statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Olayinka Oyebode on Wednesday said
362 ghost workers were discovered during the Local Government Staff Verification exercise carried on in the state.
The statement said, “This is a matter we need to look into. You can’t sit in Lagos and be earning salaries in Ekiti for work you have not done. But it is our duty to stop that from happening, it is not the duty of the person that is cheating the system.
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“The resources available to us is limited, we all know this, some pretend not to know but anyone that has a limited knowledge of government finances will know that already we spent a bulk of what comes to this state on emolument and we have many people who are not public servants or political appointees, yet they too expect that government will touch their lives.”