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EFCC probes Bauchi scholarships board workers

| July 17, 2013 More

THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is investigating five workers of the Bauchi State Scholarships Board over missing funds from the board’s account.

  Chairman of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Kulloma Hardawa, stated this yesterday in Bauchi.

  He said: “Sometime ago, we noticed that certain amount of monies wa missing from our bank account and we set up investigation team where it was discovered the five workers of the board and some banks officials were involved in fraud. We transferred the matter to the EFCC for further investigation and they have commenced action on the matter. We are waiting for their findings”

  Hardawa, who spoke through the board’s Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Yerima, said Governor Isa Yuguda has approved the sum of N425 million for the payment of students’ allowances for 2011/2012 academic year. 

He added that the board had commenced the payments of the allowances within and outside the country.

  He said over 500 students of Bauchi State origin were currently studying abroad and enjoying state scholarships.

 

Category: Bauchi State News

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