The Kano State government has suspended a director in the ministry of
finance and 9 staff of the ministry of local government over alleged
diversion of millions of Naira meant for payment of salaries.
This is contained in a statement signed by the state Head of Service,
Muhammad Na’iya, and made available to journalists in Kano on Tuesday.
The statement further revealed that the nine local government employees
were scheduled officers under the platform of REMITA.
According to the report, the government has handed over four employees of
the Kano State Pension Funds Trustee, including two top members of Kano
Pension Union to police authorities for investigation but he refuse to
mention their names.
The four persons, whose case files had been handed over to the state
Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission for investigation, were
accused of connivance to siphon public funds.
Furthermore, the statement expressed the state governor’s concern over the
salary scam, warning that any violation of due process, contravening the
government’s quest against corruption would not go unpunished, because the
state government will not deceived the Good peope of the state that give
their believe to them.
It added that the state government would deploy the necessary machinery to
recover all the diverted funds.