The Benue state teaching service board has disclosed that it uncovered 433 ghost workers, including 18 dead persons on its payroll after a screening exercise geared towards transparency and accountability in the civil service was conducted.

This information was disclosed on Wednesday August 5th by the executive secretary of the board, Frank Kyungun, while presenting the report of the screening exercise recently conducted by the board to Governor Samuel Ortom.

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In the report presented to the governor, it was revealed that the screening uncovered 433 ghost workers on the payroll after verification of 4,473 staff across the three senatorial zones of the state. 18 dead persons, 70 retired staff, 193 redeployed staff, among other irregularities were removed from the payroll.

A committee headed by the state commissioner for education, Dennis Ityavyar, has been put in place to immediately execute the board's recommendation.

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