Corruption: Enugu Govt. On Red Alert, Places Workers On Surveillance
If you are government worker in Enugu State, you should be very careful.
If you have put your hand into the cookie jar, make sure you take it out to avoid it being cut off.
The Enugu State Government says public servants are under surveillance due to high level of corruption being unearthed within the ranks.
As a result, the State Executive Council has vowed to dismiss and prosecute those who flout regulations.
The Commissioner for Information, Ogbuagu Anikwe, said this in Enugu on Saturday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the council meeting held on Friday evening.
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Anikwe said that the council took the stance following alleged cases of fraud being unearthed in the Post Primary School Education Management Board.
“Government through its anti-corruption measures has discovered another set of fraud relating to issues of ghost workers in PPSMB.
“The Chairman of the board, Mr Nestor Ezeme, had three months ago obtained the leave of the council to pay salaries directly to workers after which he had a leftover of N7 million in the first month.
“He thought it was an oversight and that those not paid would come to claim the sum but it continued for three months,” he said.