EFCC Arrests Banker Over Delta Ghost Workers (allAfrica.com)
The banker (names withheld) allegedly works with the bank which the Delta government contracted out the job of computerizing the payroll through the biometric capture exercise.
Inside sources said that suspect allegedly compromised the security features of the data system by inserting ghost workers including those of seven names of his relations.
He was picked up in Asaba last week and taken to Port Harcourt office of the EFCC for questioning.
Federal Government Set to Flush Out Ghost Workers, Pensioners (allAfrica.com)
AS part of efforts to reduce the cost of governance, Federal Government has promised weed out ghost workers from its workforce and also ensure that problems linked to pension areas and allowances are reduced to the barest minimum.
Coordinating Minister for the Economy and the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed this while responding to questions at the Nigerian Economists Conference in Abuja, recently.
According to her, the cost of governance is very high in Nigeria when compared to the rest of the world.
The Minister said that several ghost workers had even graduated to ghost pensioners in government's payroll and that the biometric data capturing exercise, which the government embarked upon was designed to identify these ghost workers and ghost pensioners in the country.