Friday, February 12

We've Discovered 850 Ghost Workers Collecting Salaries - Obiano

We've Discovered 850 Ghost Workers Collecting Salaries - Obiano

Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano

The Governor of Anambra state has disclosed that its administration has uncovered 850 ghost workers collecting the state's money for free.

The Anambra state government says it has uncovered 850 ghost workers in the bid to eliminate waste in its expenditure.

This was made public by Governor Willie Obiano Thursday evening in an interactive session with news men in the state. The ghost workers he said were collecting money for a work they never did.

He said: “We are one of the four states in the country that are still paying regular salaries to our workers and carrying out meaningful projects because of prudent management of our resources in the midst hard times,” Obiano said.

“It’s not rocket science. We’ve been able to achieve all these by eliminating waste. If I was getting 100 percent of Federal allocation when I assumed office in 2014, it’s now 27 percent.”

Obiano said his government will put more emphasis on Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, Industrialization and Oil and Gas. He revealed that the Internally Generated Revenue of the state had improved from N500 million per month where he met it to an average of N1.2 billion monthly.

He said his adminstration will continue to do its best to tackle unemployment, and improve electricity.

He promised that the power station in Nnewi which had reached 60 per cent completion would soon come on stream.

While commenting on the state of the roads, the governor assured citizens of the state of government support. He regretted that the reconstruction of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway was not captured in the 2016 Federal Government budget, Obiano implored the President Muhammad Government to reconsider work on the road to reduce the suffering of the people.

He called on all citizens of the state to support him and remain peaceful as he steers the wheels of the state for their own benefit. He warned those hoping to reap where they did not sow to stop it as they will be handed over for appropriate sanctions.

Responding on behalf of the journalists, the Chairman of the Correspondents Chapel in the state, Mr Emma Ndukuba assured the governor of effective reportage of the state within the ambit of professional practice.

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