ICPC uncovers N49.9bn ‘ghost’ workers’ salaries
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on September 16, 2022
The Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and other related offences on Thursday opened up that the N13.59trillion 2021 budget was padded by the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, with duplicated projects worth N300b.
The ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, during an interface with the Senate Committee on Finance, also disclosed that projects duplication worth N100billion were also inserted into the N17.12 trillion 2022 budget by some MDAs asides the N49.9b tracked as salary for ghost workers between January and June this year.
The Punch reports that Owasanoye explained that the N300billion duplicated projects in the 2021 budget and N100 billion in the 2022 budget were tracked through scrutinisation carried out on approved projects for the various MDAs.