A monumental fraud is currently ongoing in the Bayelsa state ministry of health, as the state commissioner for health, Dr. Ayibatonye Owei is forcefully asking some workers under the ministry to part with a good chunk of their remuneration. In September, 2014, the ministry of health employed some persons, and by the early part of this year, those persons were transferred to the Federal Medical Centre, Otuoke outreach. From the time of their transfer uptil the month of June 2015, these individuals were not paid their entitlement due to budgetary issues.
Now that the arrears of these health workers has been paid by the Federal Medical Centre, the said commissioner in question is demanding from the health workers an unholy payment into an account with Stanbic Ibtc. He specifically demanded from them a month's payment from the 6 months arrears paid to them, the account details with account number 0009656270, and account name: ministry of health, is believed to be a phony account.
This reprehensible action from one of Gov. Dickson's commissioners is outrightly oppressive and fraudulent, and as such should never be condoned. Every labourer is worthy of his /her wage, and these workers wages must be paid to them in full. Meanwhile a formal complaint shall be lodged with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) , for a full scale investigation into the ministry of health account held with Stanbic IBTC bank.