Nigerian Law School paid cleaner N32m in one year – Auditor-General


The Office of Auditor-General of the Federation on Thursday said the Nigerian Law School paid an unnamed cleaner N32 million over a period of 12 months.

This was revealed in the audit report presented to the Senate which is currently probing the office’s 2015 financial report, The Punch reports.

Auditor-General Anthony Ayine said he uncovered several anomalies in the financial records of the law school over the years.

The report also claimed that N36 million was paid into the account of an employee as dressing allowance of 52 workers.

The act, the report said, was in violation of Nigeria’s Financial Act.

“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,” the report read.

In reaction, the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Isa Chiroma, said he was not in office when the issues occurred, but agreed that “government is a continuum.”