A common form of corruption in Africa is to put nonexistent people on the government payroll. In a recent effort to verify government workers Nigeria’s Finance Ministry identified nearly 23,846 “ghost workers” and ended their employment.
The move is estimated to save the cash-starved nation about $11.5 million a month.
They also managed to remove nearly 20,000 “ghosts” from the pension system.
I wonder how many Nigerian princes they came across needing an overseas partner’s bank account to collect their inheritance?