A newborn baby in Nigeria got added to a government payroll, earning about $150 for the last two or three years, a discovery indicative of the widespread corruption starving the oil-rich West African nation of much needed funds, authorities said yesterday. The baby was one of many so-called “ghost workers’’ found to be getting salaries without performing a job, said Garba Gajam, the attorney general of Zamfara state located in Nigeria’s arid and impoverished northwest.
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