In This Week’s Edition of Its e-Paper, WikkiTimes Highlights Major Investigations, Impacts

WikkiTimes in the third edition of its e-Paper archived some major investigations, impact stories and other reports.

The National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS), in December 2019, carried out a massive staff recruitment exercise based on replacement which actualised the employment of about 1,000 employees.

READ: WikkiTimes’ e-Paper: Highlights of the Second Edition

However, WikkiTimes’ Hafsah Muhammed Ibrahim reports that despite observing protocols that come with the job appointment-including documentation, IPPIS registration, letter of assumption of duty, and biometric capture which took place in subsequent months, many of the staff are still yet to receive their

posting letters, salary payments and arrears. When WikkiTimes contacted the board over the allegations, its head of protocol, Barrister Muazu Yunusa Sambo, described the FOI request as “challenging, intimidating and accusatory.”

In 2007, Panyam-Bokkos-Wamba road in Plateau State would have been completed around 2010, based on the contractual agreement between the Federal Government and the first construction firm.

READ: Amid Continous Cyber Attacks, WikkiTimes Launches ePaper to Archive Its Stories

However, 15yrs after, construction work remained abysmal, leaving communities along the 90km road in agony-causing them to lose their loved ones, farm produce worth millions, armed robbery attacks and stress occasioned by tedious prolonged journeys.

Not only is Panyam-Bokkos-Wamba road suffering from neglect, the same is the fate of Babban Lamba-Lanshi-Sharam and Pankshin-Tapshin-Gindiri roads awarded at various times, but abandoned for years.

WIkkiTimes tracked releases of money by the Federal government to contractors handling these projects running into billions of Naira, including questionable payments.

There are other compelling stories featured in the e-Paper, you can get them here.


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