Bayelsa official collecting 300 workers’ salaries monthly nabbed

Bayelsa official collecting 300 workers’ salaries monthly nabbed

June 12, 2018 0 By David Whales
Omoyele Sowore

Bayelsa official collecting 300 workers’ salaries monthly nabbed

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has ordered the arrest of an official of a local government for collecting the salaries of 300 persons every month, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has revealed. Iworiso-Markson made the revelation on Monday during the commencement of a town hall meeting on civil service reforms in the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

The commissioner, who did not give the name of the errant official, hinted that the suspect is an Account Officer in a council in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District of the state. Iworiso-Markson, who said the suspect was unmasked during staff verification in the LGA, noted that cumulatively the fraudulent officer was illicitly earning hundreds of millions of naira per annum.

Iworiso-Markson reiterated that the reform had come to stay, insisting that the people of Bayelsa must collectively redeem the state from collapse. He said though people were averse to reforms everywhere, the government had found out that reform in the state was imperative if the state must be accorded its respect among the comity of states in the nation.

The commissioner added, “Today, everywhere you go now, people talk of Bayelsa as a model. All these are because of the bold steps the Seriake Dickson-led administration has taken to redeem the state from payroll fraudsters and syndicates.

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