The main post,NIGERIA as a country has made headlines the world over and we all know that most of this has to do with Negative or weird things..before this post the weirdest news that topped my chart for God knows how long is the one where a goat got arrested for theft.
I was on my usual weird news hunt when i found the article below,why do i hunt weird news?? well i hate watching/listening to regular news coz they telling us a bunch of edited lies and try to brain wash us so i stick to the few *OMG,For real?* kinda news..enjoy this....
The name of the infant was recently found on the payment voucher of a local government council in northern Nigeria during an exercise to fish out ghost employees from a bloated workforce, Garba Gajam, justice commissioner for Zamfara State told AFP late Wednesday.
"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," Gajam said.
"What is even more astonishing is that it was indicated in the payroll that the infant holds an ordinary national diploma," said Gajam, revealing that the discovery is a "widespread trend in the local government service where senior officials stuff payrolls with the names of their wives and children".
In August the name of a five-month-old baby was found on the payroll of another local municipality, prompting an investigation.
"And we have been receiving amazing revelations which point to the rot and abysmal level of corruption at the local government level," Gajam said.
Perpetrators will be have to refund the siphoned funds and face prosecution for misappropriating public funds.
Zamfara is one of the 12 predominantly Muslim states in northern Nigeria that adopted the sharia law which imposes amputation of a wrist for theft.
So far no-one has been tried for corruption in a sharia court in the state since the re-introduction of the penal code in 1999.
In 2001, two cattle rustlers had their right wrists amputated in separate sentences, drawing local and international outrage.
After reading this,i just sit and wonder why songs like this would not be produced.
Interesting, though not surprising, story. I'd definitely be interested in knowing what if anything will be done about what has already happened as well as what measures can/will be put in place to keep it from happening again. Especially since this is a problem not just in Naija. I know people here who claim other people's children on their taxes so that they can qualify for certain benefits and/or get a bigger refund check during tax time.ReplyDelete
Wow I can't stop laughing the things that men do for money these days....in the mean time u still got beef with that songReplyDelete
Haaa!! This one is not surprising news sef...you're late to the play lol.ReplyDelete
hia! But I am not surprised anyways! Its 9ja! We always find a way!ReplyDelete
Oh..and although that song is kinda funny...half of what they say arent valid reasons to be glad not to be Nigerian, like wearing native wears; Its just loving one's culture.ReplyDelete
But hey, thank God am not Liberian abi?
ahnahn, they use baby's names, dead people's names, several ghost ish....Naija my Naija! It is quite difficult to mitigate this as teh country doesnt even have a database of all its citizens and residents. If there was a sort of database of such, it might have been discovered a long time ago..but there is also the issue of the corrupt personnels..e get as e beReplyDelete
The love of MONEY is the root of all EVIL.
Corruption is everywhere it is not exclusive to Nigeria as money lust is universal
lol @ the one month old baby worker. It's not funny i know, but it just sounds funny. Corruption is a serious issue in Naija. You find it in every sphere. The thing is how do we put an end to such? First time here, liking and following :-).ReplyDelete
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That is 9ja for you. well its all over, this is the cause of Africa's woes. Mehn! its got to stop. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Well,all i know is things will get better.ReplyDelete
Lady Ngo for real???? i better shut up about 9ja then,itsReplyDelete
a universal thing lol #teammakethepaper
Aww Yellow SiSi this song was just for the fun of it,look on the humor side of things. No beef please.
Adiya, i`m late?? really?? jeez O_o..thought i stole the show..lol
Aseni,i guess its not just 9ja. Its a universal thing just that the BRAND NAME 9ja is like a hit album..lol
The song was for humor purpose just that some audience misunderstood the whole thing....
HoneyDame,Database is 1 thing too but its gonna be affected by the size of the country and lack of facilities to carry that out...
100000% on point Rhapsody...
Che,it sure sounds funny although we know it ain`t,u just gotta love 9ja...lol..thanks for following
Its gotta stop Docia,i hope it does soon. if you ask me,i`d say its impossible...
SUre Bro things are gonna get better someday...
DIDI: a lovely post it isReplyDelete
I had a constant smile on my face, though I know its not a funny post n u have pointed out some serious issues n I do feel teh way u feel about corruption.
Awesome read !!
PS: Thanks 4 dropping by :)
Just checking in to see how you doing, sorry for posting off topic. Perhaps you will make a guestbook? That way i can greet you there in the event your posts are not updated? hmmmm, something to think about?
Anyways have a funfilled weekend.