The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) is expected to probe no fewer than 6,280 ghost workers and pensioners identified by the Local Government Staff and Pensioner Audit Committee set up by the Governor of Enugu State.
The Commissioner for Information, Mr Ogbuagu Anikwe, made this known on Saturday in Enugu while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting held on Friday night.
The commissioner revealed that the the committee was able to discover a total of 6,280 ghost workers and pensioners at the end of the exercise.
Anikwe further gave the breakdown as 2,818 ghost workers in the nominal roll of local government councils’ staff and another 3,462 ghost pensioners.
“A committee headed by the speaker of the state house of assembly discovered 2,818 ghost workers in the nominal roll of local government council’s staff and another 3,462 ghost pensioners,” he said.
He said that the ghost workers and pensioners had been weeded out from the nominal rolls of local government councils and pensions board.
The commissioner said that the State Executive Council had authorised the Commissioner for Local Government Matters to hand over verified list of workers and pensioners to appropriate quarters.
Anikwe said that the governor also directed the committee to fish out the particulars of the ghost workers and pensioners and to send same to the ICPC for further probe.