CONTROVERSIES are currently trailing the alleged disappearance of salaries of some local government workers in Nasarawa State for the month of June this year.
The fund was said to be missing at the state’s Primary Health Care Development Agency, NSPHCDA.
The affected local government workers who are under the Primary Health Care Department of the local governments of Nasarawa-Eggon, Awe and Keana, including Ekye Development Area, were said not to have been paid their June 2015 salary despite being released to the state Primary Health Care Development Agency responsible for the payment.
Sources alleged that the controversial disappearance of the funds from the coffers of the agency had caused untold hardship to the affected health workers, just as the agency has allegedly not been able to offer convincing explanations as to the whereabouts of the money.
Investigation by Nigerian Pilot into the matter revealed that while the agency claimed to have posted the money into the individual accounts of the affected staff, the local governments have warned not to be dragged into the matter.
A director of finance in one of the affected councils who pleaded to be anonymous, confirmed that since the responsibility of payment of salaries of local government health workers was shifted to the agency, payment of salaries had continued to be characterised by “massive fraud and embezzlements.”
“They (the state agency) claimed the account numbers of the affected staff we gave them was wrong but these are the same account numbers they used in paying same workers in the previous months; so who is deceiving who?” he queried.
Executive chairman of the agency, Dr. Janet Angbazo declined to comment on the allegation when our corresponded sought her reaction in a telephone conversation at exactly 10:56 yesterday.
“Look! Go and meet whoever is making such allegation; I have no comment on that. I am busy on a serious business now,” she said.

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