Sunday, February 28, 2016 7:47 pm
The Federal Government said on Sunday that it has saved the sum of N2.293 billion from removal of 23,846 ghost workers from payroll for February 2016 when compared to December 2015 at which time the BVN audit process commenced.
According to the Federal Ministry of Finance, the N2.293 billion represents a percentage of the number of non-existent workers who had hitherto been receiving salary from various ministries, departments and agencies.”
It added that further investigation of other suspected cases will continue in conjunction with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
” The removal of non existent workers from federal payroll and the savings on salaries was made possible because of the ongoing BVN-based staff audit and enrolment to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS)”, the statement said.
Also, the Ministry said it is making efforts to recover salary balances in bank accounts as well as any pension contributions in respect of the deleted workers in collaboration with the concerned banks and the National Pension Commission.