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Ganduje suspends director, nine others over alleged fraud


 Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has directed the immediate suspension of a director at the state Ministry of Finance and sacked nine local government staff for alleged connivance to divert funds running into millions of Naira.

The affected staff were schedule officers under the REMITA platform. Four staff of Kano state Pension Funds Trustee and two top members of Kano Pension Union were also arrested. The four persons, whose case file have been handed over to the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission for investigation, were accused of trying to siphon public funds.

A statement issued from the office of the head of Civil Service, Alhaji Muhammed Awwal Naiya, and made available to The Guardian posited that preliminary investigations by a committee, indicted the affected officers for illegal insertion and fraud in salary of civil servants in the state.


Ganduje, worried over the discovery of salary scam, warned that any violation of due process, all norms and government quest against zero tolerance to corruption would not go unpunished.He assured that government would deploy necessary mechanism to recover all diverted funds and not hesitate to apply all appropriate disciplinary action against anybody finally indicted in the salary scam.

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