Kano Government Sacks Nine Officials Over Alleged Fraud




The Kano State Government has sacked nine officials of
the state Ministry for Local Government over alleged
fraud.
Similarly, the government has suspended a director with
the Ministry of Finance over the same offence.
A statement by Mustapha Fagge, the Public Relations
Officer in the office of the Head of Service, on Thursday
said that the four officials had been handed over to the
police for tampering with pension funds,
According to the statement, the nine affected workers and
director were indicted in the report of the committee which
investigated salary payments in the state.
The added that the affected officials would be prosecuted
for the roles they played in defrauding the government.
The statement explained that four staff of the state pension
funds trustees had been handed over to the police for
alleged fraudulent activities.
“The perpetrators have been handed over to police while
the matter is currently under investigation at the state
Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission.”
It said that the Head of Service, Alhaji Muhammad Na’iya,
has warned civil servants in the state against fraudulent
activities as anyone caught would be sacked.
“It is therefore pertinent to make it abundantly clear that
government will not condone fraudulent activities, and will
also ensure that all the stolen funds are recovered and
culprits punished.”
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