Author(s): Nangih, Efeeloo, Davies, Diepiriye Stanley
This study examined how the use of biometrics and BVN technology can be used to check menace of ghost worker syndrome and payroll fraud in the local government system in Rivers State.Primary data were collected via questionnaires. Chi-Squares and Kruskal Wallis statistical tools were employed to test hypotheses. Descriptive statistics were also used to show the diagrammatically the reactions of the respondents. It was concluded that the use of biometrics and BVN can help greatly in the eradication of payroll fraud and ghost workers in the local government payroll system. The study recommended the introduction of integrated personnel payroll and information system, prompt payment of staff, sanctioning of culprits, the use of BVN, compulsory payment of salaries through the banks, regular conduct of personnel audit and strong collaboration between the Accountant General’s office and that of the Auditor General; in a bid in checking the menace.