File - Minister Sejaan Azzi gestures as he arrives at the Parliament in Beirut, Wednesday, May 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi said Tuesday that bribery and illegal practices were rampant in a number of National Social Security Fund offices across the country.His remarks came one day after charges were pressed against people involved in the embezzlement of around LL1 billion from NSSF's office in Chekka, north Lebanon.Mohammad Karaki, the director general of the NSSF, Monday filed charges with the public prosecutor of north Lebanon against 19 individuals for their alleged involvement in embezzling some LL923 million from the national social services program.According to Lebanese labor law, all employed Lebanese are entitled to NSSF services.
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