Less than three years after his appointment, the Executive Secretary of the National Christian Pilgrims Commission, Tor Ujah, is under probe over a series of alleged fraud.
The federal government decided to investigate Mr Ujah, who was appointed in 2016, over multiple allegations of diversion of funds at the agency on his watch.
According to documents seen by the press, the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in October 2018 gave instructions for the investigation of the allegations.
It added that following the information, the SGF would investigate 10 different payment vouchers issued between 2017 and 2018, on behalf of the commission.
Multiple sources within the commission told the press that the office of the SGF had instituted a panel which was made up of eight people, headed by the chairman of the NCPC’s board, Yomi Kasali, to conduct the investigation.
Mr Ujah is being investigated for allegedly diverting $229,000 meant for ensuring pilgrims’ visit to Israel, Greece and Rome in July 2017.