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FG to probe 23,306 civil servants over salary fraud

05 February 2016, 07:54

Abuja - The Federal Government has revealed plans to investigate no fewer than 23,306 civil servants after they were accused of being involved in an organized salary scam, Punch has reported.

According to a committee set up to probe the claims, banks would also have to be probed following the exposition.

The civil servants in question have been accused of defrauding the Government of millions each month, paying "ghost" workers salaries or making payments to multiple accounts.

Also read: Pension scam: Nigeria's PTAD recovers N100m for FG monthly

It has also been revealed that one of the banks in question had opened 300 accounts in one day, following which none of them were utilized.

A source on the investigative committee disclosed that FG planned to scrap the civil servants from its payroll, with some having resigned as a preemptive measure in order to avert humiliation.

Festus Akanbi, Special Adviser to the Minister of Finance on Media Matters, has refused to confirm the preliminary findings of the committee, adding that the public would be fully informed once the investigation has reached its conclusion.

Read more at Punch

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