Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has lamented that there are about 199 ghost doctors receiving monthly salaries and allowances He said the state government was paying salaries for 280 medical doctors but in actual sense, there are only 81 of them in the state He added that his government had been having series of meetings with the Labour leaders in the State with regard to flushing out ghost doctors and nurses in the health sector .
In what will shock many Nigerians, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has revealed that his administration found 199 ghost doctors on the payroll of the state government. He said the state government was paying salaries for “280 doctors but there are 81 medical doctors” in the state in reality, Daily Trust reports.
He disclosed this in his residence in Maradun town, the headquarters of Maradun local government area of the state, Radio Nigeria added. Meanwhile, he said he had met with the state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) officials and other stakeholders on how to trace those 199 ghost doctors who spent long period of time collecting salary illegally with a view to correcting the anomaly.
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