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Officials fired over missing relief funds

10 July 2013, 10:04Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Taraba State Government has dismissed several senior officials for diverting relief funds meant for flood victims last year.

Kefas Sule, secretary of Acting Governor, Garba Umar, revealed those dismissed as Emmanuel Njiwah (Secretary to the State government), Anthony Jellasson (Commissioner for Agriculture), Rebo Usman (Commissioner for Water Resources and Rural Development), Yakubu Agbaizo (Commissioner for Education), Jonah Agyo (Commissioner for Works) and Charity Green (Commissioner for Women Affairs and Child Development).

Sule said other senior government officials relieved of their duty include Joshua Augustine, the Special Adviser to the State Governor on revenue matters, and Chief Manasseh Kaura, Special Adviser on border matters.

The Taraba House of Assembly indicted the sacked officials for corruption after funds meant for victims of the flood could not be found.

Scores of people were killed in the floods in October while thousands of homes were destroyed.

- CAJ News



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