|Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun|
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, stated this in a statement issued on Monday on the state of the Nigerian economy.
“See what the current administration is doing to sanitise the huge salary bill by eliminating payroll fraud,” Mr. Shehu said.
“So far, the federal payroll has been rid of about 40,000 ghost workers. More than eight billion naira stolen monthly has been saved.”
He said the Federal Government is also determined to enforce fiscal discipline across the states to check wasteful spending.
He said the Federal Government would force the state governments to reform their spending and build savings and investments.
Mr. Shehu said the reform would include blockage of leakages that allowed government’s revenues to be siphoned into private hands.