Enugu discovers ghost workers, pensioners

• Grows Revenue To 35 Per Cent
Enugu State Government said it has discovered and weeded out 6, 280 ghost workers and pensioners from the nominal rolls of councils, explaining that it has grown its internally generated revenue to about 35 percent.

Part of the discovery was fallout of the Committee that recently disbursed the first tranche of the Paris Club Refund, which was used to offset all the outstanding salaries and some pensions of local government workers and retirees, totaling 3,462 ghost pensioners.

It would be recalled that a Committee headed by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, had discovered 2,818 ghost workers in the nominal roll of local government staff.

Briefing journalists after the meeting of the State Executive Council, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Ogbuagu Anikwe, disclosed that the Council “authorised the Commissioner for Local Government Matters, Mr. Chijioke Edeoga, to hand over the verified names as the master list of workers and pensioners to concerned Local Councils, LG commission and Pension Board.

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