- The Kano State Government under the Abdullahi Umar Ganduje administration has uncovered 1,830 ghost workers out of the 2,490 casual workers employed as street sweepers by the state Refuse Management and Sanitation Board.
- The discovery stated that ‘ghost workers’ situation resulted in a loss of N18.1m to the state government.
- The Kano State Commissioner for Information, Malam Garba Mohammed disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Kano.
- Mohammed said the figure was presented to the Kano State Executive Council during its meeting on Wednesday by the committee set up to give situation report on the Refuse Management Board.
He said, “According to the committee’s report, out of the 2,490 casual workers of the board, 1,830 are ghost workers.
So, based on the report, the state government is losing N18.1m monthly and this is one of the allegations that led to the setting up of the committee to investigate the issue. You will be surprised to know that for the past three years, the people had been siphoning the money every month.”
- He revealed that six directors were alleged to have been involved in the scandal, and the case has been forwarded to the office of the Head of Civil Service for appropriate disciplinary action.
“The office of the Head of Service will investigate their individual involvement with a view to coming up with appropriate punishment,’’ he added.