News - Ghost Workers

Cross River SUBEB Uncovers Over 700 Fake Teachers

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Cross River State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) says it has uncovered at least 700 teachers with fake certificates. Chairman of the Board, Stephen Odey, disclosed this to reporters in Calabar, the state’s capital, at the end of a verification exercise for teachers. “I can authoritatively confirm to you that, we...

FG To Recover Pension Remitted To Accounts Of 53,000 Ghost Workers – Adeosun

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said her ministry is working with the National Pension Commission to recover the pensions paid into the Retirement Savings Accounts of ghost workers. She said about 53,000 ghost workers had so far been removed from the Federal Government payroll. Adeosun stated, “The Presidential Initiative on...

Over One Hundred Plateau Workers In Retirement Dates Mess

2 months ago /
Nation 

The Plateau Government says it will retrieve N76. 8 million from 101 workers that stayed in service beyond their terminal dates. Malam Muhammad Nazif, Commissioner for Information and Communication, made the disclosure on Monday in Jos, at the ministry’s monthly press briefing. “101 persons are to make a combined refund of N76....

Bayelsa Govt. Wages War Against Absentee Workers

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Bayelsa State Government has announced a number of stern measures, including outright dismissal of any of its workers who would be found culpable of absenteeism, truancy, payroll fraud and other sharp practices that are inimical to the public service rules. While issuing the stern measure, the government said it had...

Kogi Govt. Commends Buhari On Fight Against Insurgency

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commended the President, Muhammadu Buhari for eliminating the Boko Haram that has bedeviled the North-east part of  Nigeria  by the Command of Operation Lafiya Dole in Sambisa forest. Governor Bello in a state broadcast in Lokoja the state capital,  hailed President Buhari’s effort in...

FG Recovers 40 SUVs From Ex-Perm Sec.

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government of Nigeria has recovered 40 vehicles including brand new SUVs and other brands, in possession of a former Federal Permanent Secretary. The revelation was made on Thursday by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while explaining President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategy in the fight against corruption in the...

Kogi State Government To Pay Salaries Arrears Of Screened Workers

5 months ago /
Nation 

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has directed the Commissioner for Finance to pay all outstanding salaries of workers with immediate effect. The Chairman Review Committee on Kogi State Staff Verification Exercise, Yakubu Okala, disclosed this while addressing reporters in Lokoja, the state’s capital on Friday. Okala explained that the just concluded...

Governor Oshiomhole Wants Ghost Workers Published

9 months ago /
Nation 

Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole says federal and state governments must publish names and prosecute beneficiaries from the alleged ‘ghost workers’ discovered The Edo state governor who was speaking in Abuja at the international trade union confederation conference in Abuja on Tuesday is also asking labour to collaborate with government to...

 

Governor Yahaya Bello charges Kogites to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice at Easter

1 year ago /
Religion 

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has charged the people of the state to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice which is the hallmark of the Easter celebration, saying the season calls for sober reflection, sacrifice, tolerance and unity. The Governor, through a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Kingsley Fanwo...

FG To Implement New Recruitment Guidelines For MDAs

1 year ago /

The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) is to fashion out a new manpower defence policy that will guide recruitments in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Director-General of the agency, Dr Joe Abah, made the announcement in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja. Abah said the agency would work closely with...

No Plans To Retrench Civil Servants – FG

1 year ago /
Nation 

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, has said there is no plan by the Federal Government to retrench civil servants. This is contained in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Mr Charles Dafe, Director of Information in the Ministry. The statement quoted Ahmed to...

NNPC Failed To Remit N3.2trn In 2014 – AGF Samuel Uruka

1 year ago /
Security 

Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura, yesterday, told the Senate that the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, did not remit N3.235 trillion to the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, in 2014. Similarly, he said the sale of gas to Nigeria Liquified Natural Gas, NLNG, to the tune of $235,685,861 was not...

FG saved N2.293b after removing 23,846 ghost workers from payroll – Minister of Finance

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

The Nigerian government said on Sunday that about 23,846 ghost workers were being removed monthly from its payroll. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, said consequently about N2.293 billion was reduced from the total salary bill for the ministries, departments and agencies MDAs for February 2016 when compared to December 2015...

Trade Unions rebuke Minister of Finance, ask her to release list of supposed ghost workers

1 year ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Trade unions have called on the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to desist from using statistics to deceive Nigerians.  Reacting to her recent pronouncement of uncovering twenty three thousand ghost workers on the federal pay roll, the unions insist she should make a public disclosure of the ghost workers.  They wonder why...

Over 23,000 ghost workers in Nigeria’s Federal civil service

1 year ago /
Nation 

There are over twenty three thousand ghost workers in Nigeria’s Federal civil service. The Senate has lent its voice to the call for sanctioning of over 23, 000 ghost workers said to have been discovered through the implementation of the Bank Verification Number (BVN). Also for prosecution are civil servants and bank officials...

 

FG sacks top civil servants over employment racketeering — Minister

1 year ago /
Nation 

Some senior members of the Nigerian Civil Service have been dismissed by the Federal Government for extorting about 400 applicants and offering them employment illegally. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made this revelation on Saturday in Lagos during a meeting with some selected On-Air-Personalities. The meeting was...

States To Draw N300b Intervention Fund Soon, Says Presidency

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Presidency on Monday said the implementation of the three-pronged financial intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to states was in progress and states would draw the funds in a matter of weeks. This is contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and...

We Are Fighting Corruption, Says President Jonathan

2 years ago /
Politics 

President Goodluck Jonathan said on Sunday in Lagos that his administration remained very resolute in the fight against corruption in the country. He said this while responding to questions at an interactive session he held with the organised private sector and leaders of professional bodies in Nigeria. The president said his administration...

Okonjo-Iweala: FG Targets N3 Trillion In Revenue For 2015 Budget

2 years ago /

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, said the Federal Government was targeting about N3.60 trillion revenue in 2015. Okonjo-Iweala disclosed this at the public presentation of 2015 budget, on Wednesday in Abuja. She said that the government expected to earn N1.92 trillion from oil transactions and N1.68 trillion from non-oil. According...

Borno Governor Defends Delay In Payment Of Teachers’ Salary

2 years ago /
Nation 

Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno has said that the ongoing teachers verification is responsible for the delay in payment of their two months’ salaries. The governor gave the explanation on Wednesday in Maiduguri at the launch of a free-feeding and uniform programme introduced by the government for schools in four councils...


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