The Month-Old Baby With Government Salary and a University Degree

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Tue, Nov 8th, 2011 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Nigeria, a country famous for its many internet scams, is no stranger to corruption. During an investigation to weed out ghost employees from a bloated government workforce, investigators found that a one-month old baby was also on the payroll.

"We discovered that a one-month-old baby was among the employees of one local government who is paid a salary," [Garba Gajam, justice commissioner for Zamfara State,] 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".

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