The Head of the Civil Service in Kano state, Muhammad Na’iya must have smelled some rats when he ordered investigation of two parastatals.

The move has now led to the uncovering of fraud in the State Hospital Management Board and Senior Secondary Schools Management Board.

The Kano State Government, said on Wednesday that it has uncovered a salary fraud amounting to N12.7 million.

The announcement was made by the Public Relations Officer at the office of the Head of Service, Mustapha Fagge.

“As a result of the investigation, a case of alleged connivance involving some Computer Centre staff and two others on posting from the office of the Auditor-General was discovered.

“Twenty-two cases were discovered from the State Health Management Board and two from the State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board,” the statement said.

It added that the affected officers had been served with queries in addition to appropriate disciplinary measures taken by their respective organizations.

“A forensic analysis of the entire state payroll is being carried out in order to ensure that all such sleazy deals are unearthed and culprits brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.”

The statement also dismissed as fake, a circular inferring that CONHESS salary scale has been restored for non-medical workers in the hospitals management board.

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