Kano govt uncovers N12.7m salary fraud

Kano State Government said on Wednesday it has uncovered a salary fraud amounting to N 12 . 7 million in two parastatals in the state .
A statement by the Public Relations Officer , office of the state Head of Service, Malam Mustapha Fagge , said the fraud was uncovered in the State Hospital Management Board and Senior Secondary Schools Management Board.
According to the statement , the discovery followed an investigation ordered by the Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Muhammad Na ’iya .
“ 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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