The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has detected ghost workers on its payroll after ordering the workers to line up and collect their salaries in cash. Investigations by our correspondent showed that the precarious financial situation of the party forced its leadership to take the action.
It was gathered that the National Chairman of the party, Ali Modu Sheriff, was worried about the huge salary bill of the workers and decided to take action aiming at ascertaining the actual number of workers at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
Sheriff was said to have inherited about N872m debt when he assumed office about a month ago.
Worried by this, Sheriff was said to have taken members of the National Workers Committee by surprise when on Thursday he directed the workers to get their salaries in cash. A management employee, who spoke with our correspondent on Sunday, said that they were surprised when they (the workers) were directed to assemble inside the National Executive Committee hall at the national secretariat. Read more