Fraud: Umahi sacks SEB chairman, others

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Tuesday dissolved the state secondary Education Board, SEB led by  Dr Uche Ezeanyim, over alleged  fraudulent activities. 


The governor according to a statement signed by the secretary  to the state government, SSG, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, alleged that the board were paying salaries  to dead persons and people that has left the service.


The statement reads, “His Excellency, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dr. David Nweze Umahi, has approved the dissolution of the Secondary Education Board (SEB), Ebonyi State with immediate effect.

“The dissolution is as a result of the fraudulent practices discovered in the administration and management of the Board, where dead persons, persons who have resigned and those that have secured employments in other places, are still in the payroll of the Board and to the full knowledge of some members of the Board.


“Consequently, the Chairman and members of the dissolved Board are directed to handover all government property in their possessions to the Secretary to the State Government and Coordinating Commissioner before the close of work on Tuesday 23rd March, 2021.


“In a similar vein, and in the effort to restore sanity in the Board, Government hereby directs the immediate redeployment of all Heads of Departments of the Board to other MDAs.  A committee has been set up to conduct a comprehensive and thorough staff audit in the Board and submit report for further necessary action”.

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