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N145m salary scam uncovered at Kogi Poly

By News Express on 11/09/2017

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 Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja
Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja

Kogi State Government has blamed the discovery of N145 million fraud in the salary voucher of the state Polytechnic, Lokoja for the delay in the payment of July salary of its workers.

The Director-General of the state Bureau of Information and Grassroots Mobilisation, Alhaji Abdulmalik Abdulkareem said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday.

The government statement was in response to the threat by the institution’s Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) to embark on an indefinite strike over non-payment of July salary of its members.

“Kogi State Government affirmed that the discovery of N145 million fraud in the salary vouchers was responsible for the delay in payment of the July salary. This is based on facts obtained from the office of Auditor-General of Kogi State,” the statement said.

The ASUP had threatened to direct its members to embark on strike if the July salary of its members was not paid by September 11.

Andulmalik faulted the position of ASUP and other unions in the Polytechnic, saying that the delay in payment of their July salary was self-inflicted.

He alleged that some accounts staff of the Polytechnic bloated the salary vouchers to defraud the state government of N145 million.

According to him, the salary was delayed to give room for a thorough investigation into the alleged fraud.

The DG said that the state government had recovered N145 million from the bloated wage bills.

He, however, assured that all staff would start receiving their July salary as from Monday.

Abdulkareem said that government had directed that salary of workers in the salary unit of the polytechnic be put on hold pending the conclusion of investigation.

“Salaries of some staff of the Polytechnic were also fraudulently bloated,” he said.

Abdulmalik said that there was no need for ASUP and other unions to go on strike again as government would start paying their July salary by Monday.

He reiterated government’s zero tolerance for corruption, adding that no efforts would be spared to put an end to such fraudulent practices. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 11/09/2017 12:26:13 AM

 

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