Dead Persons, Children, Wives of Prominent Persons On LG Payrolls – Kogi Govt
The Kogi State Government says it has detected names of dead persons on the list of new local Government Areas Principal officers. It was drama! drama! drama! for all, this script could be acted in Nollywood titled ‘Dead woman Working” as one of the promoted officer to the position of Internal Auditor for Kabba Bunu Local Government Area, Mrs Magareth Iborida who had been confirmed dead about two years ago, but whose name had been on the nominal roll of the local government till 9 June, 2016. This revelation came up when names of the newly promoted officials were called for recognition and confirmation but Mrs Magareth Iborida was absent. Finding out the reason for her absence; it was confirmed by the Director of Kabba Bunu Local Government Area and the Administrator of the council that Mrs Magareth Iborida had died two years ago.
Responding to the situation, Alh Yahaya Bello who decried the politicization of the local government service in Kogi state by the past administrations said his administration will not condone such situation any longer and will do everything possible to clean up the rot in the Local Goverment and state civil service system of some prominent persons on the payroll of local government councils in the state.
It is unfortunate that some people have been on the list collecting salaries for over 20 years.
It is also disheartening to note that some people who do not live in Kogi state are collecting salaries every month.