The Delta State Government on Wednesday said it had discovered 68 ghost workers and 67 non- indigenes who have been teaching in the state in the last 35 years.
The monthly wage bill of the state, it was gathered ranged between N7.6bn and N7.9bn, a burden Dr. Ifeaniyi Okowa led administration had been battling to reduce.
Sources said Governor Okowa has not been finding payment of salary easy considering the dwindling resources and the increasing wage bills.
While the state recently embarked on biometric exercise to weed out ghost workers, investigation revealed that non indigenes who have hijacked positions for the indigenes are now running for cover.
Many, it was learnt have resorted to patronising local government councils within the state for local government origin certificates which is part of the requirements for their biometrics.
These non indigenes further investigation revealed have also allegedly resorted to financial inducement to escape the hammer.