The Kwara State Government has suspended five senior officials implicated in the ongoing investigation of ghost workers and suspicious deductions of workers’ salaries at the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board.
The officials are the Permanent Secretary of SUBEB, Bayo Onimago; Director of Finance and Supply, Husseni Ahmed; account officers, Mujeeb Ibrahim and Oyerinde Fatai; and a worker at the Teaching Service Commission who is also the Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, Toyin Saliu.
“The indefinite suspension is connected to some discoveries of alleged fraud in the parastatal by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. This is in line with the efforts of the AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq administration to cleanse the system, particularly at SUBEB where some startling discoveries have been made,” the Commissioner for Communication Murtala Olanrewaju, said in a statement.
The EFCC had uncovered about 1,000 ghost workers in SUBEB, while it also discovered a fraud of N31m meant for payment of 400 teachers.