Verification of workers in Abia State Ministry of Information and Strategy has commenced.
The staff audit, which was earlier scheduled to hold from Monday to Tuesday, was shifted by the Ministry to Wednesday and Thursday.
A release signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Charles Ifenkwe advised the workers in the Ministry to come to the Administration Department of the Ministry for the verification with photocopies of their service documents.
Source in the State’s civil service told our correspondent that the staff audit may not be unconnected with Governor Alex Otti’s administration’s determination to flush out ghost workers from the State’s civil service.
The source added that workers with genuine employment records had no reason to panic because of the verification exercise.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of Abia State Ministry of works, Mr Sunday Okpara has summoned all contractors doing jobs for the Ministry to his office for a crucial meeting.