A civil servant in the employ of Ebonyi State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr. David Nweke, has been recommended for promotion for returning N20m he could have stolen to the state government’s coffer.
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The recommendation of Nweke, an accountant, by the State Exco, was made known by the state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Sen. Emmanuel Onwe, during a press briefing.
According to Onwe, “Nweke displayed an act of integrity and honesty by returning N20 million to the state government coffers which was excess payment made by the board.
“He detected the anomaly, being the accounting officer whom the funds passed through and returned it to government coffers.
“The chairman of EXCO, who is the state governor, approved that Nweke should be promoted at least by one grade level with immediate effect and given special commendation.
“The governor also approved that Nweke should be given an official vehicle in appreciation of his act of integrity and honesty.”