Two Nigerians – Habib Garba and Amos Douglas, beget petitioned the Federal Ministry of Water Sources, accusing the Assistant Director of Finance on the Upper Benue River Basin Model Authority (UBRDA), Yola, Adamawa State, Mr. Abubakar Tela Sulaiman, of abuse of build of commercial, compromise and huge erroneous perversion of the well-liked of the Constructed-in Payroll and Personnel Knowledge Draw (IPPIS).
Garba and Douglas in separate petitions filed before the Federal Ministry of Water Sources and the Head of the Civil Provider of the Federation in August mentioned that Sulaiman had turn into so highly efficient to the extent that he had pocketed his immediate boss, the Govt Director of Finance and also the Managing Director of the Authority “who also advantages from his largesse”.
Garba in his petition mentioned, “One predominant build of grief is a scenario where Mr. Sulaiman Abubakar Tela singly paid easiest himself a salary arrears with a safe opt of N372,648.42 in December 2021 while denying over 120 workers having their salary arrears in the the same yr and also integrated himself in a single other spherical of rate on January 21, 2022, for the the same contrivance, the sum of N8,370,000 to his First Monetary institution story with number 2012065215 and IPPIS NO: 260535.
“This recklessness resulted in workers promotion arrears of 2022 no longer paid till date. His cronies who’re workers under him also benefited from divers unmerited amounts on 21/01/2022 Description: RR/IPPIS/FGN UBRABDA/20 as captured as follows: Sulaiman Abubakar Tela – N8,370,000; Samson Sunday Makama – N7,440,000; Sabo Kwale Patrick – N7,440,000; Jigo Uba Ammar – N5,580,000 and Isaiah Helda – N5,580,000.
“The total officers mentioned above are the Authority’s IPPIS desk officers enriching themselves thru the IPPIS platform.
“The mastermind leisurely the infiltration of the cost platform has perfected his art easiest as a result of the presence of a mole on the IPPIS, and it is miles easiest when a entire investigation is launched the ally could furthermore be realized so that he could furthermore furthermore face the beefy wrath of the law.”
The petitioner alleged that up to now because the Upper River Basin Authority in Yola, Adamawa State is alive to, the phrases of Mr. Sulaiman are law as he has allegedly blackmailed senior workers participants of the Authority into obeying all he says.
He alleged that some management workers participants of the Authority he identified as Mr Abubakar Muazu, Engr. Ahmed Tukur, Mr Simon Mathias Tizhe and Engr Ali Buba Pela, who in response to him, are on consolidated salaries, bought promotion arrears “which is in opposition to the civil provider suggestions”.
“A recall of his (Abubakar Tela Suleiman) secret file will command that the officer in demand manipulated his steps to be on the the same step alongside with his seniors: Hajiya Zainab.M. Tukur, Abubakar H. Joda, Ibrahim Adamu Mohmmed and Engr. Ibrahim Bello and a good deal of others., who were to begin with build two steps sooner than him,” Garba added.
Corroborating Garba’s claim, Douglas also mentioned in fragment of his petition that “Mr. Sulaiman Abubakar Tela singly paid easiest himself salary arrears with a safe opt of N372,648.82 in December 2021 while denying over 120 workers their salary arrears in the the same yr”.
“And went ahead to incorporate himself in a single other spherical of rate on twenty first January, 2022, for the the same contrivance the sum of N8,370,000.00 to his First Monetary institution story with number 2012065215 and IPPIS NO: 260535. This recklessness resulted in piling up of workers promotion arrears of 2022 no longer paid till date,” the petitioner further alleged.
Responding to the petition, the Federal Ministry of Water Sources mentioned that it had location up a fact-finding committee to look at the allegations in opposition to the UBRDA Assistant Director of Finance and another workers participants of the Authority in Yola.