The Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation says the Nigerian Law school recorded an annual payment of N32 million to an unnamed cleaner in the institution, PUNCH reports.
According to the report, N36m was also paid as dressing allowance for 52 staff to the account of a single member of staff in violation of Nigeria’s Financial Act.
The Audit report was presented to the Senate, indicted the apex legal academic institution for misappropriation and spending without approvals.
The report reads: “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.”
However, Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Isa Hayatu Chiroma, said he was not in office when the issues occurred, but agreed that “government is a continuum.”
Members of the committee established that Chiroma was not the DG of the Law School when the financial impropriety took place.
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