The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday ordered the immediate suspension of a director at the state’s Ministry of Finance and sacked no fewer than nine employees of the Ministry for LocalGovernment over their alleged connivance to divert funds, running into millions of naira.
The nine local government employees were schedule officers under the platform of REMITA.
Also, the state government has handed over four employees of the Kano State Pension Funds Trustee, including two top members of Kano Pension Union to police authorities.
The four persons, whose case files had been handed over to the state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission for investigation, were accused of connivance to siphon public funds.
A statement issued from the office of the Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Muhammed Naiya, and made available to newsmen noted that preliminary investigation by a special committee indicted the affected officers.
Ganduje, worried by the salary scam, warned that any violation of due process, contravening the government’s quest against corruption would not go unpunished.
He said the state government would deploy the necessary machinery to recover all diverted funds.