The Kano State Government have suspended the Director of final Account, in the State Ministry of Finance and nine other staff of the Ministry of Local Government for their alleged involvement in salary payment fraud.
Briefing newsmen on Thursday, the Head of Civil Service in the State, Mohammad Awwal Na’iya, made this disclosure as he said the move was as a result of the outcome of the Committee, tasked with investigating the alleged scam.
Na’iya, who expressed shock over the activities of the perpetrators, stated the suspects are facing interrogation and would be face disciplinary actions for their culpability in perpetrating the crime.
He said the actions violated all norms, due processes and quest for Government to operate a fraud-free salary payment administration in the state.
“It is therefore pertinent to make it abundantly clear that Government would not condone any act of fraud/theft, hence appropriate disciplinary action would be meted in line with relevant rules, regulations and laws to ensure that the funds are recovered and the culprits are punished after ascertaining the level of the scam,” he said.