Anambra: 210 Ghost Workers Uncovered, 6 Directors Sacked Over Forgery

By Adadareporters

A number of 210 ghost workers have been uncovered in the Anambra State Local Government Service Commission.

Also six directors with forged certificates in the commission had been sacked.

The chairman of the commission,
Mr Ezeaka, said the affected deputy directors claimed to have graduated from Imo State University, which was found to be false. He said the commission’s investigators were expecting more responses from other universities across Nigeria.

Quoting him, “The action is part of the commission’s quest to enthrone professionalism and eradicate all forms of corruption in the council system.

“As for the ghost workers, who cut across the 21 local government areas of the state, we have removed them from the workers’ payroll.”

He said the discoveries were made possible through a dedicated back-to-back personnel audit and deployment of staff biometrics identification and verification using a state-of-the-arts clock-in-clock-out digital attendance register.

According to him, the discovery brought to the fore the numerical strength of the physical staff in the Unified Local Government System of Anambra State, adding that certificate screening had become a continuous exercise.

Mr Ezeaka said that having completed the screening of civil servants from Grade Levels 15 and 16, the certificate screening of other workers from Grade Level 14 and below would commence in earnest.

The exercise was aimed at flushing out fraudsters and all forms of certificate racketeering in the local government system, he said, adding that there had been unrestrained looting and mismanagement of local government funds in the state.

He expressed joy that the situation had become under control since all local government accounts had been linked to a dedicated tracking system and continuously monitored by security agencies for the recovery of looted funds and prosecution of culpable officers.

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