Mohammed Dikwa, the Head of the Continuous Audit team of the Federal Government, said that the Federal government has saved up to N50 billion through the audit of security agencies payroll and has been able to scrap off 43, 000 ghost workers from the agencies pyayroll.
He stated this at a meeting which held in Abuja on Tuesday, May 24th between the Continuous Audit team, Minister of Finance and Heads of Para-Military agencies of which ways to clean up the payroll of the security agencies were carefully discussed.
“Since we started the continuous audit programme, we have saved about N50 billion and over 43,000 ghost workers have been removed from the payroll of the federal government. And as we go on, we are very sure that we will continue to reduce the cost of federal government payroll. Please note the cost is not related to ghost workers alone but with allowances which we believe have to be trimmed down so that we can manage the cost of governance,’’ he said.