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LAWMA Contractors Sacked Over Fraud

The Lagos State Government has sacked some contractors with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).

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The contractors were said to have inflated the wage bills of street sweepers and their supervisors, earning them millions of naira monthly.

However, a preliminary report of an ongoing audit of the agency revealed that a huge chunk of the money was going to ghost workers and non-existent contractors.

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“The Lagos State Waste Management Authority has announced the immediate termination of all street-sweeping briefs awarded to some companies found involved in practices violating their contracts.

“The agency also revealed that the recent audit exercise approved by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu exposed the sharp practices of the agents, assuring that services will be repositioned for greater efficiency and value for tax-payers’ money.”

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The government said employees of the affected companies could re-apply directly to the authority for employment.

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

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It is however unclear if those indicted will be prosecuted.

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