The Ebonyi State Government is offering amnesty to ghost workers discovered during series of verification in the state, negotiation opportunities to refund money they illegally collected as salaries.
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The offer according to Mr. Emmanuel Uzor, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, will last from August 30 to September 10.
“We are giving the amnesty to all ghost workers within the stipulated period to surrender and negotiate the repayment of all illegally collected funds to the state and Local Government Areas (LGA),” Uzor said.
He said that those who embraced the offer would not face prosecution but those who declined the amnesty opportunities would face the law and all monies they took from government would be recovered from them.
“The state government is happy to announce that it has made significant progress as the verification has saved it and the LGA about N60 million for one month.
“This exercise will be regular until all ghost workers or workers who benefit from illegal, multiple payments are flushed, to ensure more employment opportunities for our brothers and sisters.
“We have procured the services of financial institutions with bias in Information Communication Technology (ICT) to deploy Bank Verification Number (BVN) in tracking and prosecuting ghost workers.”