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Okowa sacks 52 civil servants, identifies 93 ghost workers

Over 145 ‘staff’ of the state Post Primary Education Board (PPEB) in Delta State have been sacked.

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The affected staff include 52 said to be truants, while 93 have been confirmed dead and nine others were found to be irregular in attendance.

In a statement issued yesterday by the Head of Service, Mr. Reginald Bayoko, the state government said the measure was part of efforts by the Okowa administration to check ghost workers’ syndrome, sanitise the payroll system and rid the state public service of truancy.

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Bayoko said that those who had been receiving salaries after absconding or abandoning their duty posts would be prosecuted.

Okowa recently directed that the names of about 530 workers be deleted from the payroll who fraudulently falsified their record of service.

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