The Civil Service has been thrown into confusion following the discovery of huge sums of money traced to the Head of Service, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. The Head of Service is being investigated by the EFCC for contract scam, money laundering and stealing of Government funds. She is also being investigated, our reporters gathered for lopsided appointments, postings and promotions not based on competence.
But the most controversial is the new dimension linking her to the failed Federal Integrated Staff Housing Scheme (F.I.S.H) in which the Federal Government had earmarked hundreds of billions for which no developer has gotten a single kobo to date. The botched scheme had attracted the cream of developers nationwide during which various sums of money running into hundreds of millions were extorted from the developers under the guise of registration, adverts, site inspection, documentation after which nothing was heard again. The aggrieved developers had kept quiet believing that Oyo-Ita was not capable until one Bassey who was then a deputy director in her office was caught red-handed and transferred. Bassey was believed to be acting as a front man for the troubled Winifred Oyo-Ita. The matter took a dramatic turn when the project became grounded unknown to the developers that the huge sums of money budgeted had developed “wings”! Now, as our reporters found out, the project had been deliberately grounded on the altar of selfishness, greed, avarice and outright impunity. “Thank God President Buhari is working and no matter how highly placed you are, the law will take its course!” said one of the developers who prefer to remain anonymous. This revelation is coming to light following a petition by some anonymous Developers who felt short-changed by the botched Federal Integrated Staff Housing Scheme (F.I.S.H) initiated by Oyo-Ita. ‘This is sheer fraud”, said the developer who put the blame squarely on the doorstep of Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. “They allowed developers to register, fulfil all obligations and then without warning dashed our hopes so crudely “the developer disclosed. He further stated that “today, we now know that Oyo-Ita may have something to do with the fraud”. “These wicked people care less about the plight of Nigerian Civil Servants and should be made to pay for it’ said another developer. He contended that Oyo-Ita should be made to account for the loss of the laudable F.I.S.H programme on account of her deceptive manner—and looks..
Already, the sum of N600m has been traced to the account of one of her aides and another N16b meant for Civil Servants Group Life Insurance (GLIS) allegedly diverted for personal purposes.