The Bayelsa State government has reiterated its commitment to ridding local government councils of ghost workers. It has, therefore, started a staff verification exercise which it promises to see to a logical conclusion.
Speaking in Yenegoa on Sunday, Mrs Agatha Goma the Commissioner for Local Government Administration said that the conduct of the exercise in the local government councils had already reached an advanced stage and would soon be concluded.
“The verification is yielding the desired results; it will assist us to plug the wastages we discovered in the payroll of local government councils in Bayelsa,” Goma said.
“The verification teams in each of the local government councils have concluded their aspect of the assignment and we are working on the reports they submitted which formed the new basis for payment of salary.
“When the exercise is concluded, we shall be in a position to quantify the number of ghost workers and the amount saved from the verification,” she said.