Crime and Security

Niger State Govt fires 80 civil servants over graft

Niger State Govt fires 80 civil servants over graft

 

80 civil servants who were corruptly enriched in Niger State by collecting salaries above their status have been kicked out of office.

The Niger state Head of Service, Salamatu Abubakar, made this known during a press conference in Minna, saying that their dismissal was approved by the state Executive Council at its meeting on Thursday, September 10.

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

According to her, the report of the committee was submitted to the office of the head of service which transmitted it to the Auditor General for further action.

The head of 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 revealed that the officers were fished out from Ministries of Health and Education, as well as Hospital Services and Management Board and Primary Health Care Development Agency.

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

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