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Ortom tackles ghost workers, begin immediate implementation of TSB screening report



In a bid to know the actual workforce in Benue Teaching Service Commission,. Governor Samuel Ortom has constituted a committee to immediately implement the screening report.

The Governor announced the committee headed by Commissioner for Education, Professor Dennis Ityavyar ton Wednesday at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi shortly after receiving the screening report from the Executive Secretary of the Board, Dr. Frank Kyungun.

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He stated that those who had milked the board through ghost workers must be identified and prosecuted, even as he directed that the ghost names be immediately deleted from the payment voucher.

Governor Ortom also charged the TSB boss to ensure that the names to be deleted do not find their way back on the payroll.

Executive Secretary TSB, Dr. Kyungun said the screening uncovered 433 ghost workers on the payroll after verification of 4,473 staff across the three senatorial zones of the state.

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He stated further that the committee uncovered 18 dead persons, 70 retired staff, 193 redeployed staff among other irregularities on the payroll who were accordingly expunged.

He identified challenges confronting the board to include lack of utility vehicles and overhead among others and solicited government’s intervention.

Other members of the implementation committee constituted by the Governor include representative of the Head of Service, representatives each from Commissioner for Finance, office of the Accountant General, Attorney General and Commissioner for justice while the Executive Secretary of TSB will serve as secretary of the implementation committee.

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