More than 6,280 ghost workers and pensioners have been identified by the Local Government Staff and Pensioner Audit Committee set up by the Governor of Enugu.
The ghost workers will be probed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
“A committee headed by the speaker of the state house of assembly discovered 2,818 ghost workers in the nominal roll of local government council’s staff and another 3,462 ghost pensioners,” he said.
He said that the ghost workers and pensioners had been shipped out from the nominal rolls of local government councils and pensions board.
The commissioner said that the State Executive Council had ordered the Commissioner for Local Government Matters to hand over verified list of workers and pensioners to appropriate quarters.
The state government had earlier set up the committee headed by the speaker of the state house of assembly, Chief Edward Ubosi to look into the matter.
The committee was to verify local government workers and pensioners with a view to strengthening the accounting system of the various councils and pensions board.