FG orders audit of military payroll

FG orders audit of military payroll

The federal government has ordered an audit of the payroll of its armed forces after court allegations that 558.2 million naira ($2.8 million) was diverted illegally every month by top air force officials.

Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun “directed an investigation” after a witness in the corruption trial of former defense chief Alex Badeh made the allegation while giving testimony, according to an e-mailed statement by the finance ministry. Source

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