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4,334 ghost pensioners on Abia’s payroll

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BY Anayo Okoli

UMUAHIA – ABIA State Government has announced the discovery of no fewer than 4,334 ghost pensioners on its payroll.

The government said the ghost pensioners were discovered by the consultant it engaged in February to audit the state’s pensions system.

The audit firm was said to have recovered over N88 million being paid to the ghost pensioners.

A statement by Governor Theodore Orji’ Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr. Ugochukwu Emezue, said the audit revealed that the ghost pensioners had been milking the state government.

Emezue noted that as at February, over N88,072,529.00 had been recovered.

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