Friday, 11 September 2020 05:40

Niger govt sacks 80 civil servants for salary fraud

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Niger State Government has dismissed 80 civil servants for allegedly placing themselves on salaries above their current status.

Head of Service, Mrs Salamatu Abubakar, who disclosed this during a press conference in Minna, said that their dismissal was approved by State Executive Council at its meeting on Thursday.

The Head of Service explained that those affected were uncovered by the salary committee earlier set up by the state Governor, Mr Abubakar Sani Bello.

Abubakar added that the officers placed themselves on allowances above their current status and entitlement.

She said the report of the committee was submitted to the office of head of service which transmitted it to the Auditor General for further action.

The head of the service added that the report was later presented to the state executive council, which approved the dismissal of the 80 officers from service on Thursday.

She said that the officers were from Ministries of Health and Education, as well as the Hospital Services and Management Board and Primary Health Care Development Agency.

Others were from School of Health Technology, Tunga Magajiya, School of Midwifery, High Court and Sharia Court of the state Judiciary.


The Guardian