Return Diverted N30,000 Sallah Gift To Workers Or Face Serious Consequences – Sokoto Governor Warns Officials

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 Sallah Gift

Ahmed Aliyu, the Sokoto State Governor, has issued a warning to local government and local government education authority officials.

He warned the officials who allegedly siphoned N30,000 Sallah gifts given to workers in the state to return the diverted funds or face serious consequences.

The governor issued the warning on Friday while addressing a large crowd of well-wishers and supporters at the Government House, Sokoto.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar Bawa, and made available to newsmen.

According to the statement, the Governor expressed dismay over the nefarious attitude of some financial officers, especially at the local government level, who denied their staff the N30,000 approved as Sallah gifts by the state government.

“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,” he added.

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

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

Governor Aliyu, therefore, charged all heads of agencies where such corrupt tendencies were perpetrated to hasten the compilation of all the affected workers and ensure that they are refunded.

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

“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 get 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.”

He further called on the people of the state to continue to rally around the present administration in its undying quest to deliver on its campaign promises.

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