by Ibrahim Faruk
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has begun interrogation of some Plateau State officials with a view to nabbing ghost workers syndicate in the state.
Mr. Abraham Yiljap, the state commissioner of information, disclosed this to newsmen in his office on Friday. The state was in the news in May 2012 when it was discovered that a fake commissioner was on the state’s payroll.
Yiljap also informed newsmen that officers and men of the commission have begun the interrogation of officials suspected to be accomplices in the ghost worker syndrome in the state.
He said it became imperative for the EFCC to wade into the matter, adding that, “government’s position is that it would reposition the state civil service as an engine room for government for effective performance in the state.”
He added that the state government would spend over N800 million Naira in building a civil service institution to train civil servants to be more productive and efficient.
Plateau residents will not quickly forget how the state was brought to a standstill following the 7 month strike by local government workers in the state between June and December 2012 and the standoff with the state government.