Adamawa State government has uncovered over 3,000 ghost workers following the introduction of e-payment salary system in the state.
This was disclosed by the head of civil service (HoS) Mr. Musa Kaibo, while briefing stakeholders over some of the achievements recorded through the introduction of the e-payment system in Yola.
He noted that with the development, the state is saving a whooping N200 million monthly adding that the funds are being injected into other development purposes.
“Following the introduction of e-payment salary system on state civil service government was able to block and detect about 3,000 fake workers and save N200 million monthly,” Kaibo said.
He said that before the implementation of the electronic pay roll, the total workforce of the state government was 15,000 and after the verification it dropped to 13,000.
Kaibo commended the entire workers in the state for their patience and perseverance while the verification exercise lasted. He said that the present administration of the state would soon implement the new salary payroll based on the last screening exercise.
He observed that following the successful introduction of the system at the state level, the state government has now extended the verification to the local governments across the state.