Friday, November 4, 2011

Nigeria loses N3tr yearly to public service graft, Senate panel alleges

4 November 2011

THE Senate has blamed the pervasive poverty in the country and overall economic challenges confronting the nation on corrupt practices perpetuated by the public service.

The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental Agencies, which made this allegation during a visit to the Service Compact (SERVICOM) headquarters yesterday in Abuja, noted that the nation loses about N3 trillion yearly to corrupt practices, including the ghost workers’ syndrome, falsification and inflation of contracts, as well as other sharp practices in the civil service.

Chairman of the committee, Dahiru Kuta, in his statement, mandated SERVICOM to immediately expose all corrupt Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) of government without further delay.

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