Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the dismissal of some civil servants who are receiving double salaries from the state government.
Akeredolu Moves Against ‘Ghost Workers’ In Ondo
The governor gave the order on Wednesday while receiving the report of the Committee for Verification, Scrutinisation and Clean-up of the state payroll.
Akeredolu, who suspected that the state payroll, including salaries and pensions, had been compromised, set up a seven-member committee to continuously clean up the payroll of infractions.
Chaired by the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Victor Olajorin, the committee on Wednesday submitted its report to the governor at his office in Alagbaka, Akure.
Receiving the reports, Governor Akeredolu frowned at the different infractions discovered in the payroll and decried the over-bloated workforce which he said was occasioned by many ghost workers.
He also directed that all Ministries, Departments, and Parastatals in the state should stop recruitment under any guise until the committee has concluded its assignment.
“We have over-bloated workforce and undoubtedly, I am sure there are many ghost workers,” the governor was quoted as saying in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.
“Those who are receiving double salaries, apart from recovering the money from them, I am directing the Head of Service to get them dismissed. They must serve as a deterrent to others.”
Governor Akeredolu appreciated the committee for doing a yeoman’s job and not compromising their integrity.
KanyiDaily had reported how aggrieved workers blocked the convoy of Nasarawa State Deputy Governor, Emmanuel Akabe, while protesting over the non-payment of their two months’ salaries.