No fewer than 23 ghost workers have been uncovered in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing in Abuja, The PUNCH reports.
The Federal Civil Service Commission discovered the civil servants whose employment letters were discovered to be fake.
It has therefore ordered that the affected persons be disengaged from service.
On Sunday, copies of some letters from the FCSC and the ministry which confirmed the presence of civil servants with fake employment letters were obtained.
In one of the letters dated May 9, 2022, the Director of Recruitment, FCSC, Ibrahim Anjugu, directed the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, to ensure that the 23 ghost workers are disengaged immediately.
Copies of the letter were also sent to the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Office of the Accountant General of the Federation and Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
The letter read, “Following the service-wide verification exercise conducted by the commission for officers recruited from 2013-2020, the appointment of the following officers of your ministry were found to be fake.
“These individuals, who have been holding office illegally because their appointment letters are fake, are to be relieved of their duties and to return any government property or properties in their possession immediately.”
An analysis of the list of the affected persons attached showed that 14 of them are in the Works Department while nine are in the Housing Department.