Some officers of the Price range Workplace, who had been indicted and sanctioned for his or her roles within the padding of the 2016 price range, have surreptitiously discovered their methods again to the newly created money workplace of the Ministry of Finance, we learnt.
It was gathered that the Workplace of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation had redeployed the indicted officers from the Expenditure Division of the Funds Workplace to the brand new unit within the finance ministry.
Investigation revealed that 12 out of the 15 individuals of the Price range Workplace, who had been redeployed to different ministries following the finances padding scandal, had been posted to the Money Administration Workplace, situated on the sixth flooring of the Ministry of Finance by the Division of Worker Mobility within the Workplace of the HoS.
Worker Mobility workout routines the accountability of deploying administrative officers or government officers with administrative duties within the service.
A high supply within the OHCSF instructed considered one of our correspondents on Thursday that these affected have been two administrators, two assistant administrators and different officers from Stage 07 to thirteen.
The supply added that the officers, who had been moved from the finances workplace, now shaped the nucleus of the brand new division.
The supply said, “The personnel concerned are the important thing schedule officers, they fall into the intermediate cadre who deal with the key paper work within the Expenditure Division of the Finances Workplace.
“The indictment of the personnel of the Division led to the removing of the Director-Normal, Mr. Yahaya Gusau. The directorate cadre had been deployed out. The directive was for the intermediate officers to be deployed out however they didn’t obey the directive.
“The deployment was placed on maintain. They had been nonetheless within the Price range Workplace till they had been deployed by the Head of Service to the Money Administration Division of the Ministry of Finance.”
It was learnt that the Ministry of Finance created the brand new division to reclaim a few of its obligations which have been being carried out by the Expenditure Division of the Funds Workplace.
The workplace, which was arrange by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, in September this yr, is saddled with the accountability of allocating sources that accrue to the treasury to varied Ministries, Departments and Companies of presidency.
The workplace, headed by Adeosun, has the Accountant Normal of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris; the Director, Money Allocation and different administrators as members.
Its job is to evaluate the wants of the assorted ministries, match them with accessible assets and take into account the diploma of utilisation of the earlier capital vote releases.
In doing so, it tries to inject extra money to implement the capital part of presidency programmes based mostly on the utilisation capability of the respective MDAs.
It was learnt that the power of the MDA to utilise capital vote, decided the funds to be launched by the workplace.
One other official, who spoke on situation of anonymity as he was not formally permitted to talk on the matter, stated, “There’s a disturbing development now within the civil service and it has to do with the best way folks manoeuvre across the system for egocentric causes.
The official added, “Early this 12 months, the information broke that some prime civil servants have been concerned in padding the 2016 funds. These concerned in that rip-off, who had been discovered culpable, have been disciplined and even posted out of the funds workplace.
“As I converse to you now, about 12 of them have discovered their means again to the ministry of finance, occupying vital positions.
“They have been in a position to get their manner again to the finance ministry as a result of they might have influenced one or two folks concerned in postings on the Workplace of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation.”
When contacted to answer claims that the money allocation workplace consists of some civil servants concerned within the price range padding saga, who lobbied their method again to the finance ministry, the Media Adviser to the finance minister, Mr. Festus A
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