In Bayelsa Government to prosecute payroll fraudsters

Fefegha also warned workers to stop the criminal act, adding that anyone caught will be prosecuted in line with the state criminal act.

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Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state. play

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state.

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The Government of Bayelsa state has announced that it will prosecute civil servants who defraud the government.

The Commissioner for Education,  Markson Fefegha revealed that the state government has put plans in place to set up a Payroll Fraud Tribunal to try erring workers.

You will recall that Governor Seriake Dickson revealed that the state government loses about N24b annually to the activities of payroll fraudsters.

Punch also reports that Fefegha also warned workers to stop the criminal act, adding that anyone caught will be prosecuted in line with the state criminal act.

The Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to resume the strike action, which it suspended May 23, 2016.

This is following the government’s alleged inability to meet the demands of workers regarding their salaries.

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