Imo recovers N800m After Weeding Out Ghost Workers

Delta State Ghost Workers

Oct 16,2011 – The Imo State Government says it has recovered over N800 million in the last four months, following the verification of workers exercise conducted in the state. 

The Special Assistant to the Governor on Print Media, Ebere Uzoukwa, said that the amount was being paid to non-existent workers in the past. He explained that an average of N200 million was being saved each month, following the exercise initiated by Governor Rochas Okorocha to block leakages and ensure prudence in the management of public resources. 

Uzoukwa also said that about N150 million was recovered during the recent payment of pension arrears to retirees in the state. 

“Governor Okorocha had on assumption of office, introduced measures that blocked revenue leakages as well as stopped frivolous spending that drained the resources of the state,” he said.

He expressed the determination of the administration to ensure prudence and accountability in the management of the state’s resources, warning that the government would not condone the activities of corrupt officials in its service.(Daily times)