Lagos State Govt Saves N8bn From Ghost Pensioners – PensionNigeria

Lagos State Govt Saves N8bn From Ghost Pensioners

Lagos State government, on Wednesday, revealed that it has saved the sum of N8 billion from fictitious claims and names of ghost retirees, which it expunged from its payrolls between October to December 2019.

The State Commissioner for Establishment, Training and Pensions, Mrs Ajibola Ponnle, made this disclosure during the 2020 ministerial briefing to mark the first year administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, held in Alausa, Ikeja.

The commissioner said the recent manual verification exercise conducted under the present administration resulted in the drastic reduction of fictitious claims and ghost pensioners on the payroll within the above mentioned period.

According to her, statistics made available revealed that the number of offloaded pensioners from payroll as at December 2019 were 6,857, with the total amount of N7.962 billion saved.

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