Sokoto Governor Orders Officials To Return Workers’ Sallah Gifts

Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, has issued a stern warning to local government and Local Government Education Authority officials to return the N30,000 Sallah gifts meant for workers in the state that were reportedly diverted into private pockets.

The Governor demanded that the diverted funds be returned immediately, threatening serious consequences for those who fail to comply.

Speaking at a gathering at the Government House, Sokoto, Governor Aliyu expressed dismay at the nefarious actions of some finance officers who denied workers the approved stipends.

He vowed to ensure accountability, transparency, and prudent management of public funds, promising zero-tolerance for corruption.

The governor directed heads of agencies to compile lists of affected workers and ensure refunds.

He thanked the people of the state for their support and called for continued cooperation in the administration’s quest to deliver on its campaign promises.

This move is seen as a bold step in the governor’s fight against corruption, demonstrating his commitment to ensuring that public funds are used for the benefit of all.

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