The Ondo State Government on Monday said it has removed names of 51 workers from its payroll following the failure of the affected workers to show up for the recently conducted screening for civil servants.
The Head of Service(HoS) , Mr. Dare Aragbaiye, disclosed this in Akure at a news conference to herald the 2019 Public Service week celebration.
Aragbaiye said the screening exercise was conducted to enable the government know the number of real civil servants in its employment.
The HoS explained that the 51 workers failed to show up for the screening exercise, adding that since then they have not returned to work.
“Since they did not show up for the screening, that means they are ghost workers and for that reason, their salaries have been stopped and their names have been removed from the government’s payroll.
“Even if they show up today, they have some questions to answer,” Aragbaiye added.