By David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Peter Umeadi, has disclosed that the judiciary in the state has been rid of ghost workers.
Umeadi stated this in a special court session organised to mark the commencement of a new legal year in the state, adding that the feat was achieved through a biometric verification exercise that was embarked upon in June this year.
He said the judiciary reached an agreement with its bankers and part of the agreement was to make available for it the conduct of a scientific, open and credible biometric exercise to ascertain the correct number of staff working in the judiciary.
â€œAs I speak to you, there are no ghost workers in the judiciary of Anambra State, and at the last count with the state of the art appliances, a total of 2,140 staff were captured,â€ he said.
According to him, 42 other members of staff have not been accredited, but refused to state if they were ghost workers, but added that, â€œ42 members of staff are yet to be found and the exercise is still ongoing”.