In what will come across as a really shocking development, a massive fraud has been uncovered in Katsina State.
The Katsina State government is carrying out the verification of Local Government staff and primary school teachers in the State.
Aminu Masari, the state governor has revealed that the verification of Local Government staff and primary school teachers in the State is aimed at eradicating corruption and not to create hardship for workers.
Masari said this on Thursday when the emir of Katsina paid him Sallah homage at the Government House.
“The ongoing screening of local government staff is done in good faith, we want to have genuine number of staff on the councils’ payrolls,” he explained.
“The councils’ Federation Account allocation has gone down in the past five months, now the state government supports the 34 councils with over N1.2 billion, just to settle their salaries.
“During the sample screening in nine councils, we discovered that some prominent people placed their wives and children in the payrolls, which is unfortunate”, he stated.
Masari added that few individuals mismanaged the little revenue the councils generated monthly.
He assured that government will pay May salaries after the screening next week