Sokoto Gov Threatens Serious Action Against Officials Who Diverted Workers’ Sallah Gifts

The Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, has threatened to take serious against Local Government and Local Government Education Authority officials who diverted N30,000 Sallah gifts given to workers in the state.

Naija News reports that the governor made this known on Friday while addressing a crowd of well-wishers and supporters at the Government House, in Sokoto following a successful Hajj exercise.h

He expressed dismay over the nefarious attitude of some finance officers especially at the local governments level who denied its staff of the ₦ 30,000 approved as Sallah gifts by the state government.

He said, “I wonder how somebody would deny our workers the stipends we gave them in order to make them financially stable during the Sallah festive season.

“Those who diverted those funds must return them immediately or else we will take serious punitive measures against them.

“We will ensure that the culprits reap what they sowed to serve as a deterrent to others,” he warned.”

The governor further charged all heads of agencies where such corrupt tendencies were perpetrated to hasten the compilation of all the affected workers and ensure they were refunded.

He also assured his administration’s determination to ensure accountability, transparency and the prudent management of public funds for the good of all.

He added, “This administration is all out to ensure zero-tolerance for corruption and all corrupt tendencies.

 “So, if anybody thinks he can loot public funds and gets away with it then, he must be sick.

“This administration is a true reflection of the government of the people, for the people, and indeed by the people.

“So, we have a huge task ahead of us that we must carry out diligently without minding whose ox is gored.”

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