Some 3,296 workers of the Federal Capital Territory Administration,FCDA, will forfeit their salary from October following perceived fraudulent records.
A statement issued by Muhammad Sule, the chief press secretary to FCT minister, Bala Mohammed, stated that their salary will be stopped in October pending when clarification of queries against them is concluded.
Sule stated that the FCTA would carry out a competency test on staff of the Education Secretariat to weed out unqualified teachers.
“I have specifically directed for the verification of Health and Human Services and Education secretariats because they consume almost 65 per cent of the FCT wage bill, which was suspected to be as a result of ‘ghost’ workers or other anomalies,” Sule said.
He said that out of 27,000 enrolment forms distributed by the FCTA to capture their bio-metric, only 25,246 officers participated in the exercise.
Sule observed that of the 25,246 officers who participated in the data capture exercise, 3,296 staff members with various offences including credentials, record of service and age discrepancies, were discovered.
He said the exercise was conducted to ensure prudent and judicious utilisation of financial resources to enable the administration increase infrastructural development.
He also said that steps would be taken for salary payroll of all the secretariats, departments and agencies to be integrated and administered from FCT Treasury Department.