HealthNewsNigeriaProject Coordinator COVID-19 in Jigawa State Suspended

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The project coordinator Jigawa state COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Programme (JCARES) and desk officers of the programme in 27 local government areas of the state have been suspended over alleged misappropriation and contract abuse.

Also suspended are the provosts, registrars, and bursars of the College of Health Science, Jahun, and the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Birnin Kudu.

Alhaji Sagir Musa, the Commissioner for Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, while briefing newsmen in Dutse on Friday explained that the affected officials were suspended after the State Executive Council deliberated on the Committee of Inquiry report on the NG-J-CARES Result Area 2: Fadama.

 “During its meeting on Thursday, the council approved the immediate suspension of the state coordinator and all the 27 local government desk officers of the NG-JCARES Result Area 2: Fadama in the state.

“Similarly, the council directed the Committee of Inquiry report to a White Paper committee under the chairmanship of the state’s head of service to review the recommendations for implementation modalities to refund all misused money.

“Also to be reviewed is the abuse of contracts under the Fadama project,” Musa said.

The commissioner said the council had received the report of the White Paper Committee on Health Training Institutions and approved the recommendations on Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel, College of Education, Legal and Islamic Studies, Ringim, and the Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse.

Musa added that the council had directed the Governing Council/Management, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Justice, Office of the Head of Service, Office of the Accountant General and Auditor-General to implement the recommendations of the White Paper report on Jigawa State College of Education, Gumel.

It also directed the prompt implementation of recommendations concerning the College of Education, Legal and Islamic Studies, Ringim, and the Jigawa State Polytechnic, Dutse.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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