She made the startling revelation in Abuja while briefing the media as part of the activities to mark the 2022 Civil Service Week.
She also stated that following sustained measures to clean up the system, the payroll has currently come down to 74,000 workers from over 100,000 workers that were earning salaries illegally.
The HoSF said many of the fake workers were detected from the payroll through the human components of the IPPIS, which was started few years ago and designed to verify credentials such as a person’s letters of appointment, academic certificates, age declaration at entry and birth certificate.
Yemi-Esan added that the Federal Civil Service Commission two months ago, while verifying letters of employment from 2010 to date, sent her 3,000 names of fake workers to be suspended from IPPIS for possessing bogus employment letters.
Also corroborating her revelation was the Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Dr. Maurice Mbaeri.