President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday evening, ordered the prosecution of over 11 persons, believed to be members of a syndicate, responsible for the presence of 50,000 ghost workers on the Federal Government’s payroll.
“Through a notable initiative, the Efficiency Unit of the Federal Ministry of Finance, the government has embarked on the continuous auditing of the salaries and wages of government departments.“When the committee was constituted in February 2016, Federal Government’s monthly salary bill was N151 billion, excluding pensions.“Now, the monthly salary warrant is N138 billion, excluding pensions. Which means that the government is making a monthly saving of about N13 billion. That is from February 2016, to date,” the Presidential Spokesman said.
Concluding, Shehu added, that the pension bill which was N15.5 billion monthly as of February, has now been reduced to N14.4 billion.