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Published On: Sun, Feb 3rd, 2013

Ughelli North Council Looses N6m Monthly to Ghost Workers

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CHAIRMAN of Ughelli South Local Government Area Transition committee, Chief Ovis Uto, Friday said the council has recovered over N6m being paid as salaries to ghost workers by the council.
Uto who disclosed this during a media chat with select journalists in the area, vowed that; “I will fight corruption to a standstill in the council,” adding that; “I am here to make a positive change in the lives of my people and the local government council.”

On the strategy he adopted to discover the ghost names, he said; “We decided to pay workers by hand instead of paying into their bank accounts. With that, we were able to discover that some persons who are working somewhere else still have their names on the payroll of the council. Some of them are even in Overseas.”

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