Abuja - The Kaduna State Government has
ordered investigations amid revelations the state was losing N1,3 billion
annually to ghost pensioners.
The pension racket
is one of the highlights of the report on the verification of pensioners
in the state that has been presented to the state executive council.
The report confirmed
2 484 ghost pensioners were identified and removed from the pension
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Another set of 1 404 were classified as probable ghost
pensioners because while they managed to get verified, they curiously failed to
pick their pension cheques.
Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity
to Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, said that the state executive council has
ordered investigations to identify the persons that had been collecting the
pensions of the bogus pensioners.
"The Kaduna State Executive Council has ordered
further investigations into the precise identities of the syndicate behind the
pension scam," Aruwan said.
He nonetheless said the council welcomed the fact that
the verification of the pension payroll would now enable the state resolve the
issue of ghost pensioners. - CAJ News
- CAJ News