Staff Audit: Oyo Uncovers 41 Ghost Workers
The Implementation Committee of the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil/Public Servants Audit and Payroll Re-engineering/V74alidation Exercise has recommended the removal of 41 staff classified as “No Show” (ghost workers) by the consultants.
The consultants had indicted 602 officers and recommended them for removal from the payrolls but the Implementation Committee affirmed 41 ghost workers; cleared 40 others of any infraction; uncovered 10 deaths; 170 systematic retirements; and affirmed the option of voluntary retirement for 341 others with irregular records of service.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, the Implementation Committee had examined the report submitted by the consultants and also interacted with the affected officers before finalising the implementation model.
Following series of reconciliations, the report of the consultants was received by the government on April 30, 2021, after which an Implementation Committee was put in place to fashion out the final implementation model.
The 13-member Implementation Committee, headed by the Permanent Secretary, Civil Service Commission, Oluwole Olatunde confirmed that “forty-one officers established to be “No Show” should be removed from government payrolls immediately.