Niger council uncovers 22 ghost primary schools

By Isa Lapai, Minna 

No fewer than 22 non-existing primary schools and 24 faceless school heads have been uncovered in the ongoing staff audit exercise carried out by the leadership of Chanchaga Local Government area of Niger State. 

Both the schools and their personnel were discovered to have been on the payroll of the Local Education Authority (LEA) for the past six years. 

During the staff audit exercise, it was also discovered that over N76 million had been paid to the ghost teaching staff of the non-existing primary schools. 

Investigations reveal that the schools could not be located in any part of the local governments while the teachers could not be traced to any address in the local government council or any other primary schools. 

A lot of retired, resigned and dead staff were still on the payroll of the council.

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