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Exposed: Petitioners finger union leader, MD and Fin Dir major accomplices in Yola Upper Benue River Basin Devt Authority IPPS fraudulent acts

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Exposed: Petitioners finger union leader, MD and Fin Dir major accomplices in Yola Upper Benue River Basin Devt Authority IPPS fraudulent acts

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Scandal of how assistant Director (Finance ), Abubakar Tela Suleiman of Upper Benue River Basin Authority (UBRBDA) have used the Integrated payroll personnel information system (IPPS) and defrauded staffs of the organization from their salaries account continued to generate much tension in Yola, Adamawa State.

You would recall that some weeks ago concerned Nigerians in persons of Habib Garba and Amos Douglas have written petitions to anti graft agencies (EFCC, ICPC) and accused Tela of using the IPPS for fraudulent acts and massive diversion of money connected to all staff in the agency.

The petitioners in a statement further made shocking revelations that the Union leader Mal. Mustapha Salihu who is UBRBDA Chief Admin Officer was also a beneficiary of the Salary arrears fraud shared by Tela, Assistant Director (Finance).

According to them one of the reason that Salihu (Chief Admin officer) is adamant to fight for the Staff right because Tela has being servicing him with the staff diverted IPPS deductions.

They gave a thorough investigation of his Salary account upon what has been paid to him as padding of salary arrears on the 21st January, 2022 Payment reference No: RRR/IPPIS FGN UBRBDA/20.

Petitioners Garba and Douglas a simple checks to the reference above will definitely disclose the amount he has received compare to his actual legitimate Salary amount.

According to them, Salihu being the Union Leader was discovered he has being secretly calling on committee members investigating the matter discouraging them that there is no any tension with the Staff in UBRBDA as against the fact that there is a raising tension that might cause serious rancor in the entire Ministry.

In the statement they indicted Salihu as an accomplice who is makin all efforts possible to protect them because of his involvement in the fraudulent activity.

“Our Union leader is now a stooge who is presently receiving instruction on what to do on behalf of the Staff from the gang leader of IPPS scandals, Abubakar Tela Suleiman.” the statement read

In the statement also, Garba and Douglas have also accused Engr Abubakar Muazu, the UBRBDA Managing Director have been lying to the Ministry and protecting Mr Tela Abubakar Suleiman because he has been a beneficiary of the diverted IPPS frauds salaries.

They called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to intervene and send independent Auditors to investigate Federal Government agencies, Ministry and parastatals because of the Directors in Finance Department have being using IPPS to defraud Staffs.

They also called on the National Security Adviser (NSA), Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to seriously put an eye to the Yola UBRBDA to fight the many injustices going on in the place as it is happening in Adamawa, his state of origin and bring to book all the culprits in the agency.

“Further more the Managing Director Abubakar Muazu and the Mr Tela Abubakar Suleiman are trying to cover all the monumental fraud of all time in the Organization in the account and procurement units.

“Series of vimen in many contracts is the order of the day in the account and procurement units.

“We are also shock that despite providing evidence of the many crimes and a away forward to the Ministry, the Ministry seems to be a supporter of what Tela is doing to the staffs of the organization buy buying time to cover all the allegation and fraud committed by Abubakar Suleiman Tela. ”

Responding to the petition, the Federal Ministry of Water Resources said that it had set up a fact-finding committee to investigate the allegations against the UBRDA Assistant Director of Finance and some other staff members of the Authority in Yola.

Efforts made to get the Union Leader response were not possible as his numbers rang severally without been answered. But Tela however he will not comment on issues that is already dead and a committee is handling the petition.

The UBRBDA Managing Director, Engr Mu’azu his not number to this time is.not going and both SMS and WhatsApp messages are not being replied for his response.