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.
“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.”
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.
It is however unclear if those indicted will be prosecuted.