Wednesday, 12 August 2020 17:10

Bauchi recovers over N225m from ghost workers within months - Uncovers 312 dead LG pensioners on payroll

The Bauchi State Government has recovered over N225 million from illegal payments to dead workers, fake appointments, over-bloated pension payment among others within nine-month of its workforce sanitation.

This is even as the government uncovered 312 deceased Local Government pensioners on its nominal payroll with a monthly value of N9.9 million.

This was contained in an implementation Committee report of Bank Verification Number (BVN) Authentication in respect of the 41,448 civil servants on government payroll.

The Special Adviser on Civil Servant Affairs, Mr. Abdon Dala Gin who made the disclosure on Wednesday while addressing newsmen at the Office of Head of Service in Bauchi, the State capital said the committee began the workforce sanitation since October 2019.

He said ”112 State and 284 Local Governments employees (including PEAS and PHCS) were not cleared by the Committee due to death, overaged/due for retirement, failed to appear for physical verification or abscondment. The monthly value is N 20, 137,095.27;

”Discovery of 312 deceased Local Government Pensioners on the nominal roll. The monthly value is N 9,921,511.48 they have been permanently removed from both the nominal roll and payroll.”

”We have recovered the total sum of N 225,519,737.56 as savings from the verification and implementation exercise, from the period October, 2019 to June, 2020.”

He added that 146 State and Local Government employees (including PEAS and PHCS) were discovered to be genuine staff after meticulous screening and verification by the Committee.

He disclosed that 9 deceased State Pensioners from the nominal and payroll that were also uncovered with monthly value of N N234, 521.91 have been permanently removed.

He said the committee has   disengaged and removed from its payroll 23 State and Local Government staff discovered to be Illegal replacements  and costing the Government N669,479.57 monthly, adding that 83 Local Government staff who had exited the Service but still active on its payroll were also removed.

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