Expose officials indicted in workers scam, NLC tells Borno govt

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Borno State has insisted that the state government must expose officials who are indicted in ghost workers’ scam.

Some top government officials were allegedly indicted in the ghost workers-related fraud, earning multiple salaries monthly.

The state NLC Chairman, Mr Titus Abana, gave the challenge at a news conference organised by Labour in Maiduguri on Friday.

Abana insisted that government must prosecute all those indicted in the alleged corrupt practice according to the laid down rules of the civil service

He said government violated the agreement it had with union in paying 19,000 workers who underwent physical verification.

“We were discussing with the government to reconsider its position when we had the governor saying he will only pay two months salaries to 11,397 workers who have been duly captured as authentic staff of the state.

“The labour is also really disappointed to hear that the government announced about 10,000 civil servants as ghost workers even while the verification exercise was still ongoing.

“Going by the pronouncement of the Borno Government, the NLC, TUC, NUT and almost all chairmen of the state union are all ghost workers because all of us are yet to be verified.

“Also, the N2.7bn figures of overall expenditure of salaries weight of the state civil servants as pronounced by the state government was also not true.

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