Nigeria: More Than 4,000 Ghost Pensioners Discovered in Abia Payroll
A statement by Governor Theodore Orji’s Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Ugochukwu Emezue, said the audit revealed that the ghost pensioners had been milking the state government.
The discovered fake pensioners on the state’s payroll numbering over 4,000 was discovered by the Abia state government, while over N88 million paid to the ghost pensioners have also been recovered through the audit firm.
“The state government, earlier in the year, engaged the services of a seasoned consultancy firm in February to do a thorough job as far as the issue of pensioners are concerned” the statement read.
“The outcome of the work is the revelation of fake pensioners receiving payment from the state government” Emezue said, adding that the state governor, Theodore Orji will continue to focus on the welfare of pensioners in the state.