Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has disclosed that in its drive to fight the menace of sleaze in Bauchi State, his administration has expunged no fewer than 2116 ghost workers from the state payroll.
The governor made the declaration today during the opening ceremony of the state anti-corruption workshop organized for political office holders in the state.
The governor called on the participants to consider themselves as partners in the fight against corruption.
Governor Mohammed expressed appreciation to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for bringing the workshop to Bauchi State.
He said the workshop will provide political office holders in the state new insights and ways to curb the menace of corruption.
He informed the gathering of efforts his administration made to cleanse the state payroll saying that his administration has successfully removed 2116 ghost workers from the payroll.
Governor Bala promised to continue to work with the available resources to provide citizens with basic social aminities to fulfill his campaign promises.
Other speakers were the Provost, Anti Corruption Academy of Nigeria, Mr Shola Akinrinmade, Secretary of the State Government, Alhaji Mohammed Sabiu Baba who spoke through the Chief of Staff, Government House Bauchi, Dr Ladan Salihu.