Twenty-five civil servants have been suspended for allegedly engaging in fraudulent activities, including placing fictitious names in workers payroll.
One of the suspended workers was a man, who ‘employed’ and placed a worker on level Grade Level 14 without any interview even as the government was not aware of such employment.
The Senior Special Assistant to Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Special Duties, Dr. Doyin Adebowale, disclosed the suspension of the workers when they were being paraded at a police station.
Odebowale said the civil servants were caught for various offences, including stealing millions of naira, employment racketeering and including fictitious names in the payroll of the state government.
He specifically said a staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) allegedly stole the sum of N104million from the coffers of the board.
Odebowale told journalists that the suspended civil servants would be prosecuted and severely dealt with.
He explained that they were caught due to reforms carried out by the state Head of Service, Mr. Alex Aragbaye.