Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has warned the newly re-appointed Nasarawa State Secretary to the Government, Barrister Muhammad Ubandoma Aliyu, seven appointed permanent secretaries, and two members of the Nasarawa State Judiciary Service Commission to avoid corruption and the collection of kickbacks while carrying out their duties in all their ramifications.
The governor issued the warning while administering the oath of office to the appointees at the government house in Lafia on Tuesday.
He stated that such an act would not be tolerated in the state.
Sule also challenged them with swiftly settling into their new roles, encouraging them to be creative while making meaningful contributions to help the government achieve its development goals.
The event was attended by the state deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Mr. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, key government employees, traditional rulers, friends and family of the appointees, and others.
According to reports, government officials in the government house collects bribes in the name of withholding tax but never remits them to the government coffers before making payments to the beneficiary.