The Ekiti State Authorities has uncovered the fee of N20 million month-to-month as wage for 362 ghost employees in Native Governments, NAN stories.
The Commissioner for Native Authorities and Group Growth, Prof. Adio Folaya made this identified whereas presenting a State Workers Verification Committee report back to Gov. Kayode Fayemi in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday.
Folayan mentioned preliminary findings put the ghost employees at 652.
”Additional screening by the committee revealed that solely 362 employees out of the preliminary determine have been clarified to be on authorities payroll as at June 2019.
”The committee recommends that each one unlawful wage to date earned by the affected employees needs to be deducted from their pension and gratuity.
”It additionally really helpful that each one concerned needs to be prosecuted for fraud, together with anybody or individuals recognized to be their accomplices,” he mentioned.
The commissioner, nevertheless, mentioned there’s want for the councils’ Heads of Division to begin imposing self-discipline.
”They have to introduce schedules of duties to their officers in order that errant officers can be punished for any infraction,” he added.