Ghost workers: We saved N1.2 billion by cleaning up the payroll – Gov Alia

In a recent statement, the esteemed Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, proudly announced that his administration has successfully preserved a staggering sum of N1.2 billion. This remarkable feat was achieved through the diligent implementation of a comprehensive staff verification exercise, meticulously conducted on the state’s civil servants.

In a display of political transparency, the Governor took the opportunity to reveal a significant piece of information during a momentous gathering of key stakeholders from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. This disclosure occurred on Friday, adding an air of importance to the occasion.

In a recent development, it has come to light that the State government has made a startling revelation. According to reports, approximately 2,500 ghost workers have been unearthed across all 23 Local Government Areas within the state.

In a highly anticipated address during the meeting held on Friday, the esteemed governor took the opportunity to shed light on the progress made thus far in the verification exercise. With an air of confidence, the governor revealed that the initial phase of this crucial endeavor had yielded significant results, as a number of fraudulent acts were brought to light and subsequently eradicated from the state’s payroll.

Read: The government of Benue has identified 2,500 ghost workers

In a groundbreaking development, the initial phase of the forensic investigation revealed a staggering revelation for both the educational sector and the local government. A remarkable total of 2500 ghost workers have been unearthed and subsequently eliminated from the system. In a statement released today, the government announced that a staggering sum of N1.2 billion has been successfully saved. These impressive savings were confirmed by an official spokesperson, who highlighted the government’s commitment to fiscal responsibility.

In a recent statement, the individual in question highlighted a significant reduction in the allocation of funds towards ghost schools and ghost workers. Previously standing at a staggering N1.6 billion, the government has successfully managed to curtail this expenditure to a more manageable N800 million.

In a significant development, it has been reported that the individuals responsible for overseeing the audit process have made an official announcement. According to their statement, the teachers who have been experiencing a delay in receiving their salaries for a period of two months can now breathe a sigh of relief. Reports have emerged that these dedicated educators have begun to receive notifications regarding the disbursement of their long-awaited salaries.

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