Nigerian govt uncovers 1,618 ‘ghost workers’ with fake employment letters

Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, on Tuesday, announced that the Federal Government had uncovered 1,618 ‘ghost workers’ in the federal civil service with fake letters of employment.

Yemi-Esan who made the disclosure at a press conference in Abuja, said the discovery was made through the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), during a recent review.

She told journalists that her office, through the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS), detected the federal workers with fake and illegal letters of employment, following a verification of 69,854 officers across the core Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government in the 36 States of the Federation and Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.