Sokoto govt offered amnesty to 8,000 ghost workers

The Sokoto state government has offered amnesty to about 8,000 suspected ghost workers and those collecting illegal salaries under its payroll.

Alhaji Abdussamad Dasuki, the Finance Commissioner and Acting Chairman, Sokoto state Steering Committee on Integrated Payroll and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), reveals this in a news conference on Thursday in Sokoto.

Dasuki said the initiative was to enable civil servants collecting salaries they don’t earn and those engaged in improper practices against regulations to come forward and open up under confidentiality and guaranteed state pardon.

He added that the period of the amnesty began from Nov. 27, to end on Dec. 9, 2019, by 12 midnight.

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