Nigeria: Kano anti-graft agency unravels foreign scholarship scam

Top government officials and political appointees of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration are under fire, as Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission launched an investigation into the alleged fraud rocking the foreign scholarship programme in the state.

The commission was jolted by the unending financial demands for foreign scholarship despite the government’s payment of over N7 billion to offset the inherent liabilities.

Addressing the press yesterday, the Chairman, Muhuyi Rimi-Gado, declared that preliminary investigation by hid agency unearthed fraudulent activities.

Revealed that six years since the Ganduje’s government took the responsibility of settling the tuition fees, feeding and accommodation of the students, reconciliation of the books has become difficult.

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