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FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Abagworo(m): 12:45am On Feb 29, 2016
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 when the BVN audit process commenced.

The minister said the ghost workers were uncovered in payrolls of various MDAs during the ongoing bank verification number (BVN)-based staff audit and enrolment to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

The BVN is a unique number that identifies each bank’s customer for “Know Your Customer” (KYC) purposes.

The use of BVNs, rather than physical appearance of workers for biometric capture at the initial stage of verification, has significantly simplified and accelerated the progress of the payroll audit process and reduced the cost of implementation.

The BVN platform to audit and sanitise the salary payment system, ministry of finance sources said, has so far checked the details of about 312,000 civil servants currently enrolled on IPPIS, a development that has led to the discovery of a high level of irregularities in salary payment.

During the audit, names of some civil servants whose salaries were being processed were found to be inconsistent with those linked to the bank accounts into which salaries were paid.

Individuals in this category were therefore found to have either been receiving salaries from multiple sources in different MDAs, or were ghost workers.
The spokesperson to minister, Festus Akanbi, explained that the figure represented a percentage of the total number of ghost workers that have been receiving salary from the various MDAs.

“Further investigation into other suspected cases of non-existent workers will continue in conjunction with operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),” Mr. Akanbi said.

He said the federal government was also pursuing the recovery of salary balances in bank accounts as well as any pension contributions in respect of the workers whose names have since been removed from the payrolls.

The removal of the affected names, the spokesperson said, were being undertaken in active collaboration with the concerned banks and the National Pension Commission (PENCOM).

Equally, the Ministry said the Military Pension Board has revised its due pension contributions payable on a monthly basis by N575million following its annual verification exercise for military retirees.

The Board said the exercise had cut down on the number of pensioners by 19,203 as a result of deaths since the last verification exercise in 2012.

To reduce personnel cost, which constitutes over 40 per cent of government total expenditure, the federal government has said it would not relent on efforts aimed at sustaining the periodic verification programme on a regular basis.

Part of that effort would to continue strengthening its payroll control systems, apart from plans to undertake periodic checks, using the computer-assisted audit techniques under its new Continuous Audit Programme.

“This will ensure that all payments are accurate and valid,” Mr. Akanbi said.
“Requirements for new entrants into the Federal Civil Service have also been enhanced to prevent the introduction of fictitious employees in the payrolls in future,” he said.

The ongoing exercise, which Mr. Akanbi explained was part of the cost-saving and anti-corruption agenda of the present administration, would be key to funding the deficit in the 2016 budget.
Savings from the exercise would ultimately help reduce the amount to be borrowed to finance the budget.


On recent calls by the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) for members of the panel investigating cases of indicted civil servants to be drawn from both government and labour, the Minister said the request would be difficult to meet, as the investigations were of a criminal nature and therefore the responsibility of the appropriate investigative agencies.


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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by SUPERPACK: 12:47am On Feb 29, 2016
sai buhari
sai change
We stand with you

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by tsephanyah(f): 12:48am On Feb 29, 2016
Awesome

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by amunkita(m): 1:26am On Feb 29, 2016
Of what essence is this news if u have not identified the crooks behind this nd prosecute them

Pls go ahead nd prosecute those responsible then we will clap 4 you.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Vision4God: 4:14am On Feb 29, 2016
Ds is interesting!!!!

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Flexherbal(m): 4:29am On Feb 29, 2016
This is more money for Nigeria.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by BlackMerchant(m): 4:35am On Feb 29, 2016
Good step in the right direction.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Pavore9: 5:12am On Feb 29, 2016
Those who perpetuated this scam should be made to refund what was collected and spend some time behind bars.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by kenny987(f): 5:32am On Feb 29, 2016
Pavore9:
Those who perpetuated this scam should be made to refund what was collected and spend some time behind bars.


Exactly! Otherwise it's very easy to come out tomorrow and claim a further 50000 ghost workers have been removed just to get some accolades. Prosecute perpetrators at least so it serves as a deterrent

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by ziccoit: 5:34am On Feb 29, 2016
Corruption everywhere. They must not go unpunished. They should be made to refund the total sum they have collected for years with interest. Failure to do that should attract properties constification. Democracy is somehow slow for the present day Nigeria with her level of rots. How I wish PMB was a GMB. Bastards.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by opalu: 5:35am On Feb 29, 2016
These ghosts can't they be traced to living beings who can be dealt with?

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by ril19(m): 5:44am On Feb 29, 2016
up to 23k people.....? chai nigerians bad sha. gringrin

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by pabloid(m): 7:30am On Feb 29, 2016
The CMDs of teaching hospitals are smarter than you guys. If you pay i will let you in how they mask their ghosts workers in collaboration with banks cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by 989900: 8:13am On Feb 29, 2016
You see why some people are against the TSA -- and this is just less than 10% of the shady dealings going on.

Where is that clown (Fayose), and some guys here on NL attacking the TSA?

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by omogin(f): 8:15am On Feb 29, 2016
This minister sef Na learner. What occultic civil servants have enshrined and advanced in all directions. Let's see how many you can detect...

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Travejyke(m): 8:34am On Feb 29, 2016
omogin:
This minister sef Na learner. What occultic civil servants have enshrined and advanced in all directions. Let's see how many you can detect...

Miss,don't be offended oh!are you one of the ghost workers?

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by MARKone(m): 9:08am On Feb 29, 2016
Willy Willy things.

Nigerians are inherently corrupt. You block one route, they open another, our past leaders should be blamed, and made accountable, for this Rot in the civil service.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by adorablepepple(f): 9:08am On Feb 29, 2016
Nawa
Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Sijo01(f): 9:09am On Feb 29, 2016
Thanks to GEJ's administration that introduced BVN

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Etizz: 9:09am On Feb 29, 2016
Too much to bring a country down.....



Good move....
Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by boboLIL(m): 9:09am On Feb 29, 2016
Change...
Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by odinese(m): 9:09am On Feb 29, 2016
SUPERPACK:
sai buhari
sai change
We stand with you
im 100% sure you didn't read this sh!t

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by durella32: 9:09am On Feb 29, 2016
In fella's voice(nigeria get money)
Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Nobody: 9:10am On Feb 29, 2016
amunkita:
Of what essence is this news if u have not identified the crooks behind this nd prosecute them

Pls go ahead nd prosecute those responsible then we will clap 4 you.
Hater
Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Ptoocool(m): 9:10am On Feb 29, 2016
They are more than that!

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by techmart(m): 9:10am On Feb 29, 2016
nice
Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by anwe: 9:10am On Feb 29, 2016
Sijo01:
Thanks to GEJ's administration that introduced BVN

Absolutely. Jonathan tackled corruption technological and at the root.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by bolt000(m): 9:10am On Feb 29, 2016
Chai.. This is kwaruption at its peak.
Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Kelklein(m): 9:11am On Feb 29, 2016
..And here in Kaduna..we re still sitting on a long thing


El-Rufai looked us eyeball to eyeball korokoro and told us he created 125,000 jobs in 9 months


all I could do was smh

like how did we get here?!

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Roidatom(m): 9:11am On Feb 29, 2016
Oh my!
I see employment opportunities.

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Re: FG Removes 23,846 Ghost Workers From Government Payroll by Innodon(m): 9:11am On Feb 29, 2016
Is alright

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