May 22, 2018

Enugu moves to curb ghost workers

Enugu moves to curb ghost workers

The Enugu State Government in its resolve to checkmate ghost worker-syndrome in its public service, has directed the immediate biometric capture of its workforce and pensioners using Bank Verification Number (BVN).

The state Commissioner of Information, Dr. Godwin Udeuhele, who disclosed this at a press briefing after the 6th State Executive Council meeting within the year held at the EXCO Hall, Government House, Enugu, said that the office of Head of Service and the Ministry of Finance had been mandated to collaborate with UBA PLC to carry out the exercise with no cost to the state government.

Dr. Udeuhele explained that the exercise had become necessary in view of the bloated workforce and wage bills paid by the government despite the fact that workers have been retiring from the service on a yearly basis. Read more

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