NIGERIA: Government Uncovers Ghost Worker Scam in Police Force


On 26 March, the Nigerian government disclosed over 80,000 ghost police officers have been receiving salaries and benefits without working. This revelation follows a recounting of the officers in the Integrated Personnel Payroll System, implemented in February 2017. A government official has reported similar ghost workers in several para-military agencies.


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