Minister, NCC fail to act on officials indicted in N122m fraud
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Nigeria, April 27 -- Two weeks after his office was contacted by a group to take action against two officials of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) enmeshed in a N122 million fraud, Minister of Communications, Isa Pantami, has failed to act.
Although the NCC admitted its officials stole public funds, it has equally refused to ensure they are properly sanctioned as prescribed by anti-corruption laws.
PREMIUM TIMES in an exclusive report in March, exposed how two senior staff, Yakubu Gontor, head of the finance department, and Philip Eretan, former head of the internal audit department of NCC, got the funds as allowances for trips they never embarked on.
Mr Gontor got N54 million as accruable allowances for official trips he ne...
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