By: Angela Wendler
One-month-old baby, said to hold a diploma, was found on the NIgerian government payroll, reports News Core.
The name of the infant was found on the payroll during an investigation designed to weed out "ghost employees from the Nigerian workforce, reports AFP.
"In the on-going verification exercise of the payrolls ... in the state we discovered that a month-old baby was among the employees of one local government who is paid a salary," said Garba Gajam, justice commissioner for Zamfara State, as reported by News Core.
The payroll shows that the infant was recorded to hold a national diploma. This is a "widespread trend in the local government service where senior officials stuff payrolls with the names of their wives and children," Giam said, reports AFP.
The guilty parties will have to repay the stolen money and go to court for misappropriating public funds, reports AFP.