Friday, 4 November 2011

Ghost Workers

It is friday! (you know how i feel about this day of the week dont u?) To add icing to the already sweet cake, monday and tuesday has been declared public holidays as well (to mark the sallah celebrations) I love Nigerians when it comes to public holidays, honestly. We dont joke with them!

Anyway, i am glad about it cos i am hoping to get a much deserved rest (i honestly hope i do) cos the past few weeks have been HECTIC (note the capital letters) Work has been back breaking but i still thank God.

A headline in the papers today caught my attention and i almost burst into laughter. I am here breaking my back, racking my brain, milking my intelligence to make a living while someone is just chopping money anyhow using 'ghost workers'.
The name of a 1 month old baby has been discovered on the payroll of the Zamfara state Government. The state commisioner for justice Garba Gajam said on Thursday that the name of the infant was recently found on the payment voucher of a Local Government in the state during an exercise to fish out ghost employees from a bloated work force.
He said he discovered that a 1 month old baby was among the employees of the local government area who is paid a salary. What is even more astonishing is that it was indicated in the payroll that the infant holds an Ordinary National Diploma! (OND)

Na today??? E don tey, abeg. Ghost workers dey everywhere so i dey wonder why they dey sound surprised. Very soon, they will set up a committee to look into the issue of 'ghost workers' and the committee might even be made up of 'ghost members'. lol Anything that bring money in, abi?
Anyway, i am zapping out now. Wish i could have a 'ghost worker' cartel and list names of my unborn babies to collect all their salaries. Well, i cant so make i go rest this weary body now.

See you guys. Take proper care of ya selves!




  1. hehehehehehe @ the 1 month old ghost worker. The infant is a genius o jare to have gotten an OND @ such a tender age. ;-D. It's a serious matter because they exist in almost all the government parastatals. Something needs to be done about it.

  2. I thought the same thing when I read it on a blog Na today? Even the govt has ghost workers in his erm. cabinet...
    Even onr of our presidents was a ghost!

  3. lwkmd @ HoneyDame. Babe, abeg which of our presidents was a ghost. lol

  4. SMH @ naija. homeydame......................u no go kill person, na my first lady yu dey yab?
    have a great holiday amaka

  5. Its so interesting. in fact i read a similar story on DIDI's page, i couldn't help laughing. so do u also have carry-forward holidays in 9ja?

  6. @ Che, genius no be small one my sister
    @ Honey dame, whisper in my ears, who was the ghost president? Cross my heart, i wont tell anyone *meek look on face* lol
    @ Luciano, *singing* i will tell lady dame for u, lalala. lol
    @ Docia, yes oo, we have carry forward holidays here oo, and how we look forward to them!!! Nigerians in general and lagosians in particular LOVE hoildays


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