The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has uncovered a massive N2 billion fraud after he made an unscheduled visit to the state’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry yesterday.
In a Daily Trust report, the fraud was in connection to the Kogi State/Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) funds which were reportedly being cornered by some directors in the ministry.
A shocked Bello after the discovery ordered the Acting Permanent Secretary of the affected ministry to provide a detailed report of the fund and how it was used. He ordered the ministry to work with the Office of the Accountant General for a thorough investigation.
Bello assured the people of his state that all those involved in the fraud will be prosecuted as no sacred cow would be spared.
He said his administration is determined to rid the state of corruption and elements drawing it back. The governor has directed the state’s Head of Service, Mr Moses Atakpa, to proceed on a 30-day compulsory leave.