The government of northeastern Nigeria’s Borno State says 25,056 ghost workers have been identified in the state as teachers and local government employees.
In a statement to the media, the government said the discovery was made following a directive by Governor Babagana Umar Zulum to conduct two audits.
The two commissions of assessment of local government employees and school teachers presented their findings to the governor.
The finding discovered that bogus employees amounting to 14,762 receive salaries as local government employees, while 7,794 are also bogus school teachers.
As a result, the statement said, the government had managed to make a surplus of N420 million, according to the governor.
N183.6 million was recovered after the suspension of the payment of ghost workers in the local government areas while N237 million was paid to teachers.