N1 Billion Fraud: Maiduguri Flour Mills Shut Down Operations
Alleged misappropriation of a whopping sum of N1 billion and other financial irregularities has forced the management of Maiduguri Flour Mills to shut down its operations indefinitely Pointblankews.com gathered.
The Manager of the company , Alhaji Adamu Badejo has been under the raging storm for allegedly diverting funds belonging to the flour mills to his personal use .
Already, the Union leaders of Senior and Junior Staff led by, Engr. Mohammed Bukar and Mr. Ibrahim Hyelakumi respectively had dragged the embattled Manager before the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) for alleged corruption Charges .
The Union who had also reported the issue to its mother body in Apapa Lagos State said it will use the floor of their meetings with other unions under the National Union of Food, Beverages and Tabacco Employees (NUFBTE) to press on EFCC to bring Adamu Badejo to book for corruption charges.
The workers who demanded the immediate sack and subsequent prosecution of the manager have also petitioned Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, (ICPC), Borno State House of Assembly (BOHA) and the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) to expose the Manager, Alhaji Adamu Badejo over corrupt practices.
According to the union leadership, “the Manager claimed to have been paying staff salary to the tune of N23 million, but this is total falsehood because our gross net pay is not up to N9 million , contrary to what the manager told the management in Lagos and many other issues of duplication of figures by Alhaji Adamu Badejo, which is why the mother company decided shut down operations in Maiduguri.
“In view of the shutting down of the company in Maidugiri, we are set for a meeting with the mother company in Lagos on Wednesday to discuss the issue of staff payoff and other entitlements.”.