Workers alert govt to ‘ghost names’

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Jul 27th, 2014
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Members of the Abia State Disengaged Non-Natives (ASDN) have alerted government to what they said were irregularities on the list of those reinstated in the civil service.

They alleged that some people on the list were not among those disengaged.

Members of the group said they discovered the ghost workers after going through the list released by the government and comparing it with the original nominal roll of the disengaged workers.

Spokesperson for the body, Mrs. Ihejirika Fidelia, speaking to reporters at the end of their meeting in Aba, alleged that there were ghost workers among those reinstated.

The body, thanking Governor Theodore Orji for his magnanimity by reinstating some of the workers, urged him to direct the relevant departments to look into the list of those reinstated, which it alleged contained ‘ghost names’.

It said: “While we thank the governor for his magnanimity in directing that some of us be reinstated, we appeal to him to set up a body that will go through the list of those reinstated and find out why there are many names on the list that were not among those retrenched.

“This will help to find out if government officials were involved in sharp practices, thereby sabotaging the Orji administration’s efforts.”

ASDN members enjoined the governor to consider re-instating other workers, whose names were not on the list, to save them from hardship, which they alleged had caused the death of over 25 people.

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