N13m paid into accounts of dead staff recovered by Lagos


The Lagos State Government says it recovered N13 million paid into accounts of its deceased staff and overpaid salaries of staff in its ministries and parastatals.

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The disclosure was part of the information published in a document released by state government that captured all the activities of  its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) during the third quarter of 2017.

In it, the state said it recovered N13m, its property, that was paid into the account of deceased staff, those in service that had stayed beyond the retirement age, and duration, and staff that who were paid monthly salary in excess of what they earned.

However, the document does not indicate if  the discovery had anything to do with fraud. But it gave a breakdown of the recovered funds.

According to it, “Some of the staff stayed beyond their dates of retirement, some have passed on but some funds were paid into their accounts. However, N6 million was recovered from overpaid salaries of various staff of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) within the period under review.”

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