Alleged fraud: Kwara suspends perm sec, NUT chairman
Sodiq OyelekeKwara State Government has suspended five senior officials allegedly implicated in the ongoing investigation of ghost workers and suspicious deductions of workers’ salaries at the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board.Kwara Commissioner for Communication, Alhaji Murtala Olanrewaju, announced the suspension in a statement on Wednesday.
He listed those suspended as permanent secretary of the parastatal, Mr Bayo Onimago; and Director of Finance and Supply of SUBEB, Mr Husseni Ahmed.Others are account officers Mujeeb Ibrahim and Oyerinde Fatai; and a staff of the Teaching Service Commission, who doubled as the state Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Toyin Saliu.
Olanrewaju said, “The indefinite suspension is connected to some discoveries of alleged fraud in the parastatal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.“This is in line with the efforts of the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration to cleanse the system, particularly at SUBEB where some startling discoveries have been made.
“Salaries connected to the controversial names on the payroll have been flagged and suspended until the end of the exercise.”DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON Read more: The Punch Newspapers »
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