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Nigerian Law School Enmeshed In Corruption Scandal As Cleaner Received N32m In 12 Months

The Nigerian Law School (NLS) is currently enmeshed in a corruption scandal and a report indicted it of paying N32m into the account of a cleaner in 12 months. 

According to a report by The Punch, The office of the auditor-general of the federation has indicted the Nigerian Law School (NLS) of misappropriation of funds following a 2015 audit report. 

The senate public accounts committee, on Thursday, scrutinised the 2015 audit report of the school. 

In addition to the discovery of the payment to the unnamed cleaner, the senate also uncovered other discrepancies in the account of the school. 

According to the newspaper, NLS paid N36 million as dressing allowance of 52 staff into the account of a single member of staff in violation of the public finance act.

The Auditor-General report also queried the payment of N36m as dressing allowance of 52 workers to the account of a single member of staff in violation of Nigeria’s Financial Act.

It read in part, “The examination of payment records revealed that the Nigerian Law School several times paid N36m to staff as dressing allowance in 2013 alone.

“The Management could not substantiate these payments with any approval from Salaries and Wages Commission to enable the audit team to determine the genuineness of these payments to staff. No appropriation in this request.”

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