26 April 2016
In Niger, 8 senior civil servants have been jailed for corruption and fraud after more than 1,800 workers in the health sector were hired without proper qualifications, a state prosecutor has said.
“The facts are extremely serious especially because they concern the health sector. Imagine 1,831 people entering the sector who have zero qualifications,” Samna Chaibou is quoted as saying.
President Mahamadou Issoufou pledged to step up the fight against corruption when he was inaugurated for a second term on 2 April after winning disputed elections.