EXPOSED! One Civil Servant Gets 20 Salaries Monthly, 23,000 Ghost Workers Uncovered – Minister

The Finance minister, Kemi
Adeosun has revealed how one
civil servant alone was
collecting 20 salaries every
month and 23,000 ghost
workers in the Federal Civil
Service were discovered, with
the help of the Biometric
Verification Number (BVN)
Adeosun disclosed during a
budget defence session by the
Federal Ministry of Finance
before the committee.
She told the Senate Committee
on Finance that the 23,000
ghost workers discovered would
be handed over to EFCC for
prosecution alongside all
individuals, firms and banks
that aided the inclusion of the
ghost workers on federal
government’s payroll.
The adoption of BVN in
processing salary payments by
the federal government had
stunningly thrown up no fewer
than 23,000 ghost names on its
payroll, a development that
raised concerns about the huge
amount of monies that may
have been stolen from the
nation’s coffers through such
leakages in the federal civil
“What the IPPIS-BVN
registration has shown us has
been a real revelation. We have
identified that there are people
who appear on our payroll
multiple times. BVN links all the
accounts of that person, so we
are seeing in our payroll 20
names to one BVN number,”
Adeosun said.