Home Anti- corruption Kogi court uncovers 268 ghost workers

Kogi court uncovers 268 ghost workers

by Chief-Editor
0 comment
Kindly share this story:

The staff verification committee, set up by the Kogi State Acting Chief Judge, Justice Josiah Majebi, to probe the nominal roll of the state High Court, has discovered 268 ghost workers on the court’s payroll.

The committee has also uncovered 706 illegally recruited staff  members on the payroll of the state judiciary just as it recommended the termination of all “illegal” appointments into the services of the state judiciary between January, 2021 and June, 2022.

A statement issued on Thursday in Lokoja quoted that the Chairman of the probe panel, Justice Mohammed Umar, as disclosing this while presenting the report of the staff verification committee to Justice Majebi in Lokoja.

According to Justice Umar, the recruitment malpractice led to an “astronomical” increase in personnel emoluments, representing a 40% increase in personnel costs.

The report partly read, “After a careful check of the names of newly-employed staff from January 2021 to June 2022, the staff disposition list and payroll, it was discovered that some of the names on the payroll could not be found on the staff disposition list of the courts and other departments.

“Therefore, it is an indication that though their names are on the payroll, they do not have duty stations and do not work anywhere in the inspectorate offices.”



Kindly share this story:

You may also like

Leave a Comment

About Us

FreedomPost LOGO

Freedom Post (FP) is a publication of FREEDOM POST MEDIA SERVICES.
At FP, we are committed to truly unbiased accounting of event or information without spin or slant. We strongly believe in an accurate depiction of what happened, is happening or is about to happen, presenting all sides while we remained neutral. To us, the death of straight journalism means the slippery slope of democracy.

Feature Posts

Quick Links

Find us on

@2020 | FREEDOM POST – All Right Reserved. – All Right Reserved.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy