An audit of the pensions system in the state recovers over N88 million

The Abia State Government, on Monday, announced the discovery of 4,334 ghost pensioners on its payroll.

A statement by Governor Theodore Orji’s Chief Press Secretary, Ugochukwu Emezue, said the state government has also recovered over N88 million after the consultant it engaged in February to audit the state’s pensions system submitted its findings.

“As at February, over N88,072,529.00 had been recovered,” stated Emezue, adding that the state government would investigate and fish out those behind the scam.

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