Abuja - The Niger State Government has revealed the existence of 22 ghost schools and 24 head teachers found within the Chanchanga LGA, Punch reports.
The discovery followed a staff audit ordered by Alhaji Inuwa Adamu Fuka, Chairman of the local Government.
In addition to the schools, it was found that some staff of the local Government who had previously transferred to other departments or had retired were still drawing their salaries from the State each month, even up to April of this year.
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Costing the Government a whopping N76 million monthly, the schools have since been ordered to halt activities while salaries to the 24 head teachers involved were stopped pending the outcome of an ongoing audit into the situation.
Fuka has since ordered the names of all parties involved to be submitted to his office, Olisa.tv reports.
“You are to identify and submit the names of scheduled officers responsible for the payment as from January 2010 to April 2016,” he said.
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