The National Identity Management Commission has discovered that 4,000 out of the 10,300 staff on its payroll are ghost workers. The discovery was made after the commission’s recently concluded biometric data capture exercise.
The Director-General, NIMC, Mr. Chris Onyemenam expressed surprise that 4,000 out of the 10,300 employees of the commission were actually ghost workers.
He said “we did biometric data capture for the employees of the commission and it was amazing to find out that out of the 10,300 employees on the payroll, 4,000 were ghost workers. We have also penciled down over 800 names of employees, who could not come for the process.”
The Director-General concluded that eliminating the 4,000 ghost workers would help the NIMC save a lot of money. He also disclosed that the NIMC would begin the generation of unique National Identity Numbers for Nigerian citizens from August 1, 2011.