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Kogi University Sacks 7 Staff

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The Management of the Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara has terminated the appointment of seven staff members found guilty of collecting double salaries.

 

The Management had to take this drastic action after the Audit Exercise carried out on CUSTECH, Osara by the Office of the Kogi State Auditor General which revealed that the staff in question were conveniently receiving salaries from two of Kogi State.

 

The following are the names of the staff members affected: Mr. Shaibu Musa of the Security Unit, CUSTECH, Osara was discovered collecting salary from his former workplace: Kogi State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources since his assumption of duty at CUSTECH, Osara on 7th April, 2021, Mr. Abubakar Ali of the Works and Maintenance Department, CUSTECH, Osara was discovered collecting salary from his former workplace: Lokoja Local Government Authority since his assumption of duty at CUSTECH, Osara on 11th January, 2022.

 

Others are Mr. Francis Amoto Lawal of the Bursary Department, CUSTECH, Osara was discovered collecting salary from his former workplace: Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission since his assumption to duty at CUSTECH, Osara from 7th July, 2021, Mr. Philip Anakobe Onotu of the Works and Maintenance Department, CUSTECH, Osara was discovered collecting salary from his former workplace: Office of the Deputy Governor since his assumption to duty at CUSTECH, Osara from 15th Setember, 2021, Mr. Abdulmajeed Damudi of the Department of Biological Sciences, CUSTECH, Osara was discovered collecting salary from his former workplace: Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission since his assumption to duty at CUSTECH, Osara from 9th February, 2021.

 

The list oncludes Mr. Folorunsho Joseph Ojo of the Department of the Bursary Department, CUSTECH, Osara was discovered collecting salary from his former workplace: Kabba/Bunu Local Government Authority since his assumption to duty at CUSTECH, Osara from 11th January, 2022.

 

The case that led to the termination of the appointment of Mr. Haruna Yakubu, a Senior Patrolman of the Security Unit at CUSTECH, Osara was as a result of his abscondmeant from duty since 24th November, 2022, an action considered as a serious misconduct and breach of the terms of his employment at CUSTECH, Osara.

 

All the affected staff members whose names the Office of the Auditor General sent down to CUSTECH were invited for an interactive session with a Panel constituted by the Vice Chancellor, Engr. Prof. Salawu Sadiku of which they were found culpable, and therefore found guilty of holding more than one full time paid job in the Public Service of the Federation, State and Local Government according to CUSTECH Staff Conditions of Service, an offence that falls under the category of Gross Misconduct.

The closing paragraph of their Termination of Appointment letter reads, “While wishing you all the best in life, we urge you to take greater care and pay close attention to rules and regulations in your future engagements.”

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