Finance Minister: Nigeria has identified 46000 ‘ghost workers’

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Ghost workers Nigeria – Nigeria’s federal government says it has identified 46,821 ghost workers in 215 of its ministries, departments and agencies, thanks to its newly-introduced Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS), Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.

PANA reports that a ghost worker is someone on the payroll who doesn’t actually work for the concerned establishment.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala was quoted by local newspapers Tuesday to have said the IPPIS is an innovation of the government that is meant to enhance efficient personnel cost planning and budgeting by making personnel cost to be based on actual verified numbers and not estimates.

She said the discovery of the ghost workers has saved the government 118.9 billion naira (US$738 million).

“The Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System enhances efficient personnel cost planning and budgeting, as personnel cost will be based on actual verified numbers and not estimates,’ she said.

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