The Kano chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, on Thursday urged the state government to re-examine the list of ghost workers discovered in its ongoing workers’ verification exercise.
The chairman of the union in the state, Kabiru Minjibir, made the call at news conference in Kano.
Mr. Minjibir said there was need for the government to take cognisance of the fact that some workers were undergoing training outside the country.
“Also, some pensioners are not residing in the country after their service, yet they are pensioners in the state.
“We also identified some mix-up in the data provided by some government organs as part of their staff lists.
“It will interest you to know that my humble self, the number one labour leader in the state after dully being captured in my area of assignment on March 18, was among the 7, 629 staff that allegedly did not appear for the exercise,” he said.
According to him, many staff in active service, including directors, had been identified in the lists as those who have not been captured.
He said the union in the state would not take it lightly if any of its genuine workers or pensioner was deleted from the payroll of the government.
He called on the state government to use any amount of money saved from the exercise to settle some outstanding workers’ salaries, arrears of gratuities, pension and death benefits to pensioners.