The recent staff verification exercise in primary schools across Kogi State has led to the discovery of about 3,000 ghost workers, the state accountant general has disclosed.
Mr. Paul Audu who made this known in Lokoja while reacting to allegation that some teachers have been omitted from the payment voucher,revealed that over 800 ghost schools were equally discovered during the exercise carried out by his office.
He attributed the problem associated with teachers salary to ghost workers and ghost schools,saying if the report is implemented the problem associated with salary payment would be tackled.
He said teachers with genuine complaint as regards their salaries would be given the desired attention,and attributed the omission of their names from voucher to improper account number given by the affected teachers.
The accountant general further disclosed that they have produced a master payroll for the state as well as the authenticity of teachers, stressing that they have made recommendation to the government while a committee has been set up to implement the report.