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Staff audit: Oyo Govt. discovers 41 ghost workers



Staff audit: Oyo Govt.  discovers 41 ghost workers

By David Adeoye

The Oyo state government said it discovered 41 employees classified as “No Show,” a euphemism for ghost workers.

A statement issued in Ibadan on Wednesday by Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Governor Seyi Makinde’s chief press secretary, said the discovery was made by consultants hired to verify its workforce.

According to the statement, the Oyo State 2019/2020 Civil Service Reengineering / Validation and Payroll Audit and Validation Exercise Implementation Committee confirmed the ghost workers.

The consultants also indicted 602 agents and recommended their removal from the payroll, but the implementation committee confirmed 41 ghost workers.

“The consultants cleared 40 others of all offenses; discovered 10 deaths, 170 systematic retirements and affirmed the option of voluntary retirement by 341 others, with irregular service records.

The press release states that “the implementation committee reviewed the report submitted by the consultants and also interacted with the relevant officers before finalizing the implementation model.

“Messrs Sally Tilbot Consulting was hired in 2019 by the Oyo State Government to perform employee and retiree audit / validation and payroll reengineering labeled ‘Staff Audit 2019/2020’.

“After a series of reconciliations, the consultants’ report was received by the government on April 30, after which an implementation committee was established to develop the final implementation model.

“The committee recommended that an administrative inquiry be undertaken by the government to determine where the salaries of the ‘No Show’ agents were going, according to the report.

The statement added that of the 341 who opted for voluntary retirement, 290 officers submitted their voluntary retirement letters.

However, the Implementation Committee recommended that the government accept the retirement of the 341 officers following the discovery of irregular acts of service in their files.

The agents concerned, the committee recommended, must be helped to be transferred to the payroll of the pension plans no later than two months after their respective retirement notices. (NAA)

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