Speaking with reporters on Thursday after an executive council’s meeting, Godwin Udeuhele, the Enugu State Commissioner for Information, has revealed that the state government would compulsorily retire at least 1,087 of its civil servants over cases of age-falsification and ill-health.
Udeuhele who said there were also proven cases of impersonation against some of the workers that would be relieved of their services, added that the approval to retire the workers followed the outcome of the report of a committee on staff-audit and capture in the 17 local government areas of the state.
He also disclosed that the committee, which was headed by Edward Ubosi, speaker, state house of assembly, had recommended the immediate retirement of the affected workers.
“The committee also identified 3,916 ghost workers and directed the appropriate authorities to do the needful by perfecting their immediate exit from the service in line with extant laws,” he said, adding that the council had also approved N30 million for the State Board of Internal Revenue to procure more vehicle plate numbers to boost the revenue of the state.
“Approval was also given for the release of N55.99 million to enable the state ministry of works purchase 11 units of 250 KVA generators and refurbish existing ones to make traffic lights in the state more functional.
“The sum of N100 million was also approved for the Nigerian Construction an