Almost 10, 000 Ghost Workers Discovered in Kebbi State

Kebbi State Governor, Saidu Dakingari

In what might be challenging for the record of discovery of ghost workers in the country, about 9,258 “ghost workers” have been uncovered in the 21 local councils of Kebbi State by the Verification Committee on Local Government Staff.

This was made known by the state’s Chairman of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Alhaji Bello Barade. However, the figure included workers that failed to show up for clearance. The NULGE boss said the exercise, conducted two months ago, had cleared 24,126 workers “as genuine staff of the councils.

In his words: “The records of such workers were studied and they were cleared. The exercise was not aimed at witch-hunting any worker.”

Further disclosing that 12,830 of the workers verified “were beneficiaries of political patronage,” Barade pointed out that “Such categories of staff would not be considered as workers due to the nature of their recruitment on political grounds, but they would continue to enjoy their salaries and allowances.”

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