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Kano State Govt uncovers N12.7m salary fraud

Kano   –     Kano State Government, said on Wednesday it has uncovered a salary fraud amounting to N12.7 million in two parastatals in the state.

A statement by Malam Mustapha Fagge, the Public Relations Officer, office of the state Head of Service, 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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