Kogi State Judiciary Uncovers 268 Ghost Workers on the State High Court Payroll

News - by RadioNow / Aug. 25th, 2022

The Kogi State judiciary has uncovered 268 ghost workers on the payroll of the state’s high court.  

This is according to a report by a Staff Verification Committee set up by the State’s Chief Judge, Justice Josiah Majebi. 

The committee however recommended the termination of all ‘illegal’ appointments into the services of the Kogi State judiciary between January 2021 and June 2022. 

The Chairman of the Staff Verification Committee, Justice Mohammed Umar, while presenting the report of the Committee to the Chief Judge of the State, said that the malpractice had led to an ‘astronomical’ increase in personnel emoluments, representing a 40 percent increase in personnel cost.

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