The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says the 2019 budget was padded with N41.9 billion.
The anti-graft agency said this via its Twitter handle on Wednesday.
It said the money was added into the budget as personnel cost of some government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
The MDAs’ budgetary allocations usually come under either capital or recurrent expenditure.
The ICPC wrote: “Do you know that ICPC prevented N41.98 billion from taking flight through corruption as padded personnel cost of some MDAs in 2019?
“To find out this and more, tune in now to today’s edition of Corruption Must Go!”