In order to ascertain the wage bill of the state, the Rivers State Government has revealed its plans to purge the state civil service of ghost workers.
State Commissioner for Information, Fred Kpakol who made this known to newsmen in Port Harcourt, said that salaries of civil servants were gulping the state’s entire revenue.
He said that he has summoned a meeting of the Heads of Ministries, parastatals and other institutions of government, to hold next week in order to address the issue.
“We are going to have a meeting of all the MDEs and we are calling on all the Permanent Secretaries, DFAs, all accountants, and Bursars of the state tertiary institution in Rivers state to attend.
“The essence of the meeting is that we really want to have the nominal role of our workers, to know those on our work force, those that work for the Rivers state government.
“We are going to re-audit the entire system because we are paying colossal amount for salaries. So, the governor has called for the total over-haul of the civil service,” he said.