Sokoto Gov threatens Officials behind Diversion of Workers’ Sallah Gifts


Governor Ahmed Aliyu of Sokoto has threatened officials behind diversion of N30,000 the state government gifted workers in its employ for the recent Sallah celebration.

Some of the beneficiaries of the N30,000 approved by the governor for government workers including local government staff and teachers were said to have received either N19,000 or N17,000.

Speaking at the weekend to a crowd of supporters at Government House, Sokoto, Aliyu said those behind the diversion should return the difference or face disciplinary actions.

“I wonder how somebody would deny our workers the stipend we gave them in order to make them financially stable during the Sallah festive season.

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

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

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