Ebonyi State government yesterday said it has saved N150million allegedly being stolen at the state Universal Basic Education Board, UBEB, following the recently concluded staff verification exercise.
Governor Dave Umahi stated this during an interactive session with journalists to mark this year’s Independent anniversary and 19 years of existence of the state at the Akanu Ibiam International Conference Centre, Abakaliki.
He noted that the result of the verification exercise would soon be released adding that the exercise would also reveal the total number of ghost workers discovered during the exercise.
He commended the local government Auditor-General, Chief George Ukpai for his experience in handling the exercise which he noted achieved the desired result.
He further reiterated his readiness to tackle corruption through holistic approach maintaining that by the first week of November this year, work would commence on Nkalagu-Ehamufu road which links Obolafor, Enugu and Benue state and Okposi-Amasiri- Uburu road.
He added that the state government will also reconstruct the Amudo-Aba omege-Afikpo federal highway which is now impassable, adding that he has written to President Buhari seeking his approval to enable him construct the roads which he said are very important to the people.
Umahi also announced that the government will construct 23km Agbaja-Nwofe road in Izzi local government area which is now impassable.
The governor who promised to reconstruct the popular kpirikpiri market within the state capital, pledged to construct one market each in the thirteen local government areas of the state to boost economic activities