The Nigerian Law School illegally paid the sum of N32 million to an unnamed cleaner over a period of 12 months according to the finding made by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.
The School management also paid N36 million several times in 2013 alone to the account of a single worker as dressing allowance of 52 staff.
The Auditor-General, Anthony Ayine said he uncovered several anomalies in the financial records of the Nigerian Law School over the years.
Ayine made the revelations to the Senate committee on Thursday in its 2015 Financial Report.
The Financial report is currently being scrutinised by the Senate Public Accounts Committee.
It read in part, “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.”
Reacting to the report, the 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.”
After it was confirmed that Chiroma was not the DG of the Law School as at the time of the financial impropriety, members of the committee charged Chiroma to recover the money and return it to the school’s account.