– President Buhari has ordered the sack of a permanent secretary accused of awarding fake contracts to himself
– The permanent secretary was appointed by President Buhari in 2015
– The permanent secretary was said to have presided over the affairs of one of the strategic ministries handling intervention programmes in the country until his dismissal
President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked a Permanent Secretary who has been allegedly defrauding the Federal Government through the award of fake contracts worth billions of Naira to himself.
The permanent secretary, who was appointed by Buhari in 2015, was relieved of his duties on the orders of the President on Tuesday.
Naij.com learnt that two police officers drove the sacked permanent secretary from the Federal Secretariat.
Meanwhile, according to Vanguard, President Buhari ordered the immediate sack of the top civil servant following evidence that he awarded contracts to companies belonging to him.
The yet-to -be named permanent secretary was said to have presided over the affairs of one of the strategic ministries handling intervention programmes in the country until his dismissal.
It was reported that key officials of the ministry, who got wind of the dishonest activities of the permanent secretary alerted security agencies to the man’s shady dealings.
According to one of the security agency officials who handled the investigation of the sacked permanent secretary: “We have been monitoring the man and the various companies being used by him to siphon huge sums of money from the ministry, which handles intervention programmes in the Niger Delta region but he has been very smart and suspicious of our movement, thereby making it impossible for us to arrest him despite the ambush we laid for him and his cronies,” one of the operatives told Vanguard last night.
He said: “But Mr. President did not waste time in asking the Head of Service of the Federation to sack the man with immediate effect as soon as he got to know that the man had used over 500 companies to award fake contracts to himself and move huge sums of money from the ministry in question.”
“In fact, the discovery of the large scale fraud in the ministry, which has suffered a lot of project failure and the subsequent sacking of the permanent secretary by Mr. President, followed painstaking investigation by the anti-corruption agencies, which will soon charge the man to court,” the source added.