Taraba State Commissioner for Agriculture, Anthony Jerason, his Women and Child Development counterpart, Charity Green, that of Water Resources, Rabo Usman, and Education Commissioner, Yakubu Agbaizo and the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Emmanuel Njuwa have all been relieved of their offices by the acting governor following their involvement in a N400m fraud.
Also joining them were the head of the state Emergency Management Agency and two special advisers to the governor who were all alleged to have helped themselves to the N400 million given the state by the Federal Government to cater for the victims of last year’s ravaging flood.
The SSG, Mr. Njuwa was the chairman of the state flood relief management committee, which was investigated by the state House of Assembly and indicted.
The sack of the top officials followed the submission of the findings and report of the committee set up by the lawmakers to look into how the flood fund was spent.
The committee turned in its report on Monday and the state governor acted at once firing the officials from their offices.
The sack was announced via a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Acting Governor, Kefas Sule, in Jalingo, the state capital.
It was learnt that natives of the state had raised alarm that the amount released by the government to cater for flood victims had been seized by some people, forcing the governor to order a probe.