The Head of the Continuous Audit team of the Federal Government, Mohammed Dikwa has disclosed that the Federal government saved up to N50 billion through the audit of security agencies payroll and has been able to weed off 43,000 ghost workers from its payroll.
Dikwa made this known at a meeting between the Continuous Audit team, Minister of Finance and Heads of Para-Military agencies to discuss ways to clean up the payroll of the security agencies, in Abuja yesterday May 24th;
“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.