Yobe LG officials wives, children names on salary vouchers – Gaidam
In NATIONAL4 days agoMu’azu Abubakar0 comments
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam
Yobe State governor Ibrahim Gaidam has threatened to expose those behind ghost workers in the state.
The governor who spoke at the swearing in ceremony of members of the Judicial Service Commission in the state on Thursday lamented the level at which the local government was been short-changed by top government officials and senior citizens of the state.
Governor Gaidam said that he has the names top level government officials who have put their wives and children illegally on the local government payment vouchers and are collecting the salaries and called on them to remove those fake names with immediate effect.
“I am aware of some top government officials in the state that are involved in this kind of mess. Some of them have put the names of their wives and children on payment voucher. My advice for them is to remove those names before it’s too late or else will expose them by publicly announcing their names,” Gaidam threatened.
The governor also hinted on the possibility of handing over the culprits to law enforcement agencies for prosecution should they continue in their business, while admitting that the damage started a long time ago.
” The damages has been done over a long period of time. It has been over a period of 10 to 15 years. The situation has been that bad since we came in in 1991. But we say we must start somewhere to correct the damages but if we are able to get those people who committed the offence, we are definitely going to hYobeand them over to the police or the appropriate security operatives.
“The warning is that when some of them are prosecuted and sent to prison, others will learn from them. I think that is the kind of warning they want now. They should learn from the experience of what will happen to this people now,” he said.
The governor was also optimistic that much money would be saved at the end of the exercise with a projection of over N2billion annually.