Kogi State Govermor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has made a shocking revelation about how one government official inflated the salary bill of a local council with 300 ghosts.
He made the disclosure on a visit to Okene, where he also visited the Ohinoyi, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim.
He said the civil servant was uncovered by the committee workers at both state and local council levels.
“It is ridiculous to discover that a single person without an iota of fear of God placed as much as 300 ghost workers on the payroll of a local government”, Bello said.
He criticised some officials of the state civil service who he said are constituting a cog in the wheel of the development of the state.
He said his administration will not spare the perpetrators after the ongoing screening exercise.
“This one person is just one of many in the business of siphoning public funds into their private pockets. We will ensure that the law take its course with those suspected of putting ghosts into the system so that it will serve as a deterrent to others,”said the governor.