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Lagos State recovers N13 million deposited in accounts of dead staff

Lagos State Government announced on Saturday that it had recovered N13 million deposited in accounts of dead staff, over paid staff and workers still working years after their stipulated retirement date.

This was revealed in a document obtained from the state government on activities of its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) during the third quarter of 2017.

It was disclosed in the document that the recovered N13 million belong to staff working at the different state’s ministries and parastatals.

A breakdown of the recovered funds as revealed in the document showed that N7 million was recovered from terminal entitlement of the affected staff.

It read in part: “Some of the staff stayed beyond their dates of retirement, some have passed on but some funds were paid into their accounts. However, N6 million was recovered from overpaid salaries of various staff of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) within the period under review.”

Also in the document, 132 distressed buildings were identified across the state. It further disclosed that 654 illegal and non-conforming structures were sealed while 841 buildings under construction were served contravention notices within the period under review.

It stated: “Also, 132 distressed buildings were discovered within the period. 40 buildings were discovered prone to collapse.”

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