Nigeria Governor, Dickson Fights Payroll Fraud With Special Court

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has approved the foundation of an extraordinary court to quick track the arraignment of those prosecuted in the finance extortion in the state civil service.

The Governor talked on Thursday in Yenagoa, when he tended to individuals from the Committee on Public Service Reforms.

He said that administration had cautioned the Commissioner of Police and had constituted a board of trustees to indict those incurred in the misrepresentation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that Dickson had set up an arraignment group following staff check practice that revealed 5, 000 apparition laborers in Bayelsa open administration.

The nine-man legal commission is going by Justice Doris Adokeme.

“We have contacted the Commissioner of Police on the need for prosecution. I can assure you that no innocent person would be affected.

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“That is why the Judicial Commission of Inquiry is there. Anybody who has a case, anybody who feels he is not fairly treated has the chance to go there.
“The prosecution team is waiting and the courts are waiting to commence action soon,” Dickson said.

The representative emphasized his make plans to do all things needed to stop the seeping of the state funds by some insatiable corrupt components.

NAN reviews that a staff review constituted in May 2016 to test the finance misrepresentation in the nearby government framework found 3,243 unapproved workers in the Rural Development Authorities, and 3,037 in the eight unavoidably perceived neighborhood government territories.

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Dickson mourned that the test into the whole open administration had revealed broad debasement costing the state about N1 billion consistently.

Dickson requested the gathering of the names of the charged compensation fraudsters, amid one of the gatherings with the board of trustees led by the Deputy Governor, resigned Rear Adm. Gboribiogha John Jonah.

As per Dickson, the main down to earth venture towards executing the meticulous changes, is that those found to draw pay rates from various offices of the state, would quit getting their compensation with impact from October.

Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, told NAN in a phone meet that full activity on the board of trustees’ report would begin soon.

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“We are discussing misrepresentation executed throughout the years that has made the state to lose billions of naira.

“So if the senator, who exhibited the valor to go up against this underhandedness, is making moves to arraign them, at that point it ought not be an amazement,” Iworiso-Markson said

“We are talking about fraud perpetrated over the years that has made the state to lose billions of naira.
“So if the governor, who demonstrated the courage to take on this evil, is making moves to prosecute them, then it should not be a surprise,’’ Iworiso-Markson said.


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