Prosecute Lawma Contractors For Fraud

Some Nigerians on Tuesday asked the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to identify and prosecute the people indicted by the audit of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority’s account.

The PUNCH had reported that the state was being defrauded of millions of naira in a scheme involving LAWMA contractors.

The contractors, many of whom are politicians, allegedly inflated the wage bills of the street sweepers and supervisors under them.

According to an official source, the state government pays the contractors over N560m monthly.

However, a report of the audit of the agency’s account revealed that a large chunk of the money was going to ghost workers and non-existent contractors.

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership called for the involvement of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission in the matter.

According to an official source, the state government pays the contractors over N560m monthly.

However, a report of the audit of the agency’s account revealed that a large chunk of the money was going to ghost workers and non-existent contractors.

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership called for the involvement of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission in the matter.

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