Wednesday, November 2, 2011

OOne-month-old baby employed in Zamfara •Claimed to possess OND

Zamfara State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Alhaji Garba Gajam, has disclosed that a one-month-old baby was employed in one of the local government councils in the state and was said to possess  an Ordinary National Diploma (OND).
Speaking with newsmen immediately after the state Executive Council meeting held in the Government House chamber on Monday, the commissioner maintained that the state government was  disturbed at the level of corruption at the local government councils.
He further said that the state government did not stop the payment of salaries to local government workers as it was widely speculated but directed  the workers to open account with any of the banks.
He affirmed that the whole idea was to ensure accountability and to checkmate the activities of some Directors of Finance who had adopted many tricks to defraud the government of huge sums of money.
Alhaji Gajam, however, noted that the directive was misinterpreted by some mischief makers who did not wish the government well adding that in their effort to cover up their dirty deals, they committed serious blunders.
“For instance, we discovered that in one of the local government councils, a one-month-old baby was in the payroll. But the most disturbing aspect of our discovery was that the baby was said to possess an Ordinary National Diploma. This is the rot in our system,” he declared.