To government functionaries in Taraba arrested by EFCC

The three officers are out of the Bureau for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Even though their names have never been made public, The Guardian gathered that a permanent secretary, a cashier and a manager of finance and government are those currently playing visitors into the commission.

Findings demonstrated that corrupt practices, that have led to surcharging of councils, resulted in the intervention of the EFCC.

Additionally, the alleged illegal withdrawal of N21 billion in the nation’s treasury with no due process was stated to have compulsory the arrest, while jittery officials of this state authorities have gone into hiding to prevent arrest. A team of the Bureau told The Guardian the direction of the Bureau were indicted for violating the fiscal regulations withdrawals but considered those detained would soon regain their liberty, as most of the attempts by the Bureau and the state authorities to wade in”are at top gears

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“Aside from the Bureau, the anti-graft commission beamed its searchlight on additional ministries, branches and agencies in the country which were enveloped by corrupt practices. One of such institutions would be the State Universal Basic Education Board and the Ministry of Finance. Since the arrival of this present government, councils have become a shadow of these, as all actions are grounded. A number of those council chairmen who talked on the problem, agreed they have been going cap in control, as monthly allocations intended for them are constantly being redirected.

“Actually, our currencies from the federation accounts don’t get to us but authorities at the country level constantly make us signal as to when we collected the currencies. They always wind up giving us everything they feel like lending.

“Occasionally, the sum they publish for us can’t even pay the wages of our employees. It’s our prayer that the EFCC would do the needful so that in the close of the afternoon, the much-needed sanity in our councils will be attained,” they said.

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