Niger State government says it has uncovered one thousand ghost civil servants on its payroll.
The discovery, according to the Chairman of the Committee on Civil Servants Salary Management and Verification, Ibrahim Panti, saved the state government about n100 million monthly.
Panti addressing newsmen says the discovery has reduced the staff strength of the state government from 27,000 to 26,000.
He explains that during the verification exercise, the committee detected the duplication of bank verification number, multiple bank accounts, fictitious names on salary payment vouchers.
The committee chairman says ministries, department and agencies who failed to submit list of staff on their payroll, will not be paid salaries as from October.