The sum of N48.2m car loan allegedly spent on 88 ghost workers by the State Government is causing upset in the State.
The revelation was contained in 2018, the 2019 audit report submitted to the the Assembly for legislative action has said.
TheNewspad reports that 25 Civil servants were arrested and suspended for various offences including stealing millions of naira, employment racketeering and fictitious names in the pay roll of the State government in April 2020.
A handful of the beneficiaries, got double car loan while 86 workers in both the State Civil and teaching service collected loans above what they were qualified for.
One of them smuggled the name of his wife into the payroll and placed her on level 14.
It was through the audit report that the lawmakers learnt that the sum of N4.3bn was stashed in a Zenith bank account for over 10 years.
Part of the audit report stated that the sum of N9, 750,000 was fraudulently disbursed to16 non-public officers between October and December 2018.
The report revealed that total sum of N38, 460,000 was given to 66 persons whose names could not be found in the State Salary payment register and were consequently deemed to be non-government employees.
It said findings showed that Director, Treasury Service, Mr. Akinsanmi T. R and Mr. Jegede E.D Head Car Loan Unit were responsible for the signing of the bank confirmation schedules for cheques issued in respect of the disbursement.
The report said most of the disbursements were done without regard to due process.
Observers had predicted that heads will roll over the flames of discord being fanned ahead of the Governorship poll in which the incumbent Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu is seeking re-election later this year.
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