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Heads to roll in Kogi ministry of commerce over fraud

Yahaya BelloHeads may roll in the Kogi State ministry of commerce and Industry where the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello uncovered multi Billion Naira fraud after an unscheduled visit to some ministries in the state.

Sources close to the Governors entourage indicated that the sleaze was in connection with the Kogi State/CBN MSME which was allegedly diverted by some top Directors in the Ministry.

The discovery may have emanate from the ongoing staff verification exercise that promise to ne1 lease to the entire the civil service.

Gov. Bello immediately directed the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry to turn in a comprehensive report on the fund.
He also asked the ministry to collaborate with the Office of the Accountant General of the state for thorough investigation.

Alhaji Yahaya Bello promised to get to the roots of the fraud, assuring that he was ready to prosecute anyone found wanting in the MSME scandal that has shaken the ministry to its foundations.

He reiterated the determination of his administration to root out corruption from the civil service, saying his administration will not spare anyone who has constituted himself or herself to a drain pipe in the state.

Sources told newsmen that palpable tension has enveloped the civil service even as the Head of Service in the State, Mr. Moses Atakpa had been sent on a 30-day compulsory leave.



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