The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will soon commence the prosecution of the 43,000 persons so far discovered as ghost workers on the payroll of the Federal Government.
She added that the Federal Government has saved the country about N4.5 billion through the ongoing nationwide Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, verification exercise.
The Minister disclosed these in Sagamu, Ogun State during her visit to the venue of the ongoing IPPIS verification of staff on the payroll of the Nigeria Police Force at the Area Command in Sagamu, Ogun State.
She revealed that the Federal Government has commenced discussions with EFCC regarding plans to prosecute the ghost workers already detected through the ongoing IPPIS verification exercise.
Her words, “Yes! We are in talks with the EFCC and they are going to start the prosecutions very soon. Some do not exist but get into the payroll through a fraudulent way and some people are collecting salaries from two or three places. In fact, some people died and no one told us about their demise but through this exercise such people will be discovered.
She revealed that the IPPIS has reduced the monthly payroll of the Federal Government by N4.5billion.