John Doe
Tue, Aug 29, 2023 12:15 AM

Petition Filed Against Senior Official at Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority for Alleged Fraudulent Activities

Top NewsEarn Max 30 Coins💰 Get coins immediately after reading this article

Petition Filed Against Senior Official at Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority for Alleged Fraudulent Activities
Two Nigerians have filed a petition accusing Mr. Abubakar Tela Sulaiman, the Assistant Director of Finance at the Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority (UBRDA), of abuse of office, compromise, and massive fraudulent perversion of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The petitioners allege that Sulaiman has been pocketing his immediate boss and manipulating the payment system to enrich himself and his cronies. The Federal Ministry of Water Resources has set up a committee to investigate the allegations.

Two Nigerians, Habib Garba and Amos Douglas, have lodged a petition against Mr. Abubakar Tela Sulaiman, the Assistant Director of Finance at the Upper Benue River Basin Development Authority (UBRDA). In their separate petitions, filed in August, the petitioners accuse Sulaiman of abuse of office, compromise, and massive fraudulent perversion of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

According to Garba, Sulaiman has become so powerful that he has allegedly pocketed his immediate boss, the Executive Director of Finance, as well as the Managing Director of the Authority, both of whom reportedly benefit from his illegal activities. A major concern raised in the petition is Sulaiman's alleged payment of salary arrears solely to himself, amounting to N372,648.42 in December 2021, while denying over 120 staff members their salary arrears for the same period.

The petition claims that Sulaiman continued to benefit himself by including another round of payment on January 21, 2022, amounting to N8,370,000, deposited to his First Bank account. These actions have reportedly resulted in staff promotion arrears not being paid until now. Furthermore, the petition alleges that Sulaiman's cronies, who are staff under him, also received unmerited amounts through the IPPIS platform.

The petitioners maintain that Sulaiman's influence extends throughout the Upper River Basin Authority in Yola, Adamawa State, and senior staff members comply with his orders due to alleged blackmail. The petition mentions certain management staff members, such as Abubakar Muazu, Engr. Ahmed Tukur, Simon Mathias Tizhe, and Engr. Ali Buba Pela, who are said to have received promotion arrears against civil service rules.

In response to the petition, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources has taken the allegations seriously and established a fact-finding committee to investigate the claims against Sulaiman and other staff members of the Authority in Yola. This committee aims to uncover the truth behind the accusations and take appropriate actions based on its findings.

The allegations against Sulaiman highlight the need for strong anti-corruption measures within government agencies. It is essential to hold individuals accountable for their actions and ensure transparency and fairness in the management of public funds. The investigation by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources signifies the government's commitment to tackling corruption and upholding good governance.

Source of content: OOO News 2023-08-28 News

More detailed, more comprehensive, fresher news, please visit OOO NEWS.

Share content to earn coins