Gombe State Government on Tuesday said it had saved N77,304,000 by uncovering 901 ghost workers for the month of September.
This was as the state government also disclosed that Governor Muhammadu Yahaya had promised to recruit 1,000 teachers with a view to improving education.
The Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Muhammad Magaji, made this disclosure while briefing journalists at the Treasury House, Gombe.
He said the ghost civil servants failed to show up for biometric capture in their respective local government areas.
Magaji told journalists that those suspended from the payroll were under investigation and would be replaced if indicted.
Magaji said, “731 were suspended from payroll, while 170 are under investigation and the total number that the government is taking action on is 901.
“The governor had also promised to recruit over 1,000 teachers, with a view improving the