Lagos State government discovers ghost workers, recovers millions of Naira


The Government has recovered N25 million being paid to ghost and dead workers at the Local Government level.

The Office of the Auditor-General for Local Governments said salaries were being paid to retirees and dead workers at the various Local Governments and Local Government Education Authorities after their terminal dates for three months.

According to a report said in January, 2016, about N4.649 million being paid to retirees and deceased LG staff were recovered, while in February 2016, N3.594 million was recovered.

In March 2016 alone, N16.960 million were recovered from retired and deceased workers.


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