April 17, 2019

Ondo loses $1.2m to data falsification

By Dayo Johnson

AKURE—THE Ondo State government, yesterday, said it lost $1.2 million due to data falsification by some of its officials.

It said that aside the loss of the huge amount, the reputation of the state was battered.

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The Health Commissioner, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro said this at a one day training for Medical Record Officers of Secondary Health facilities in Akure.

Adegbenro, who said the loss of money was worrisome to government, said: “government would no longer allow such slip in future, hence the need to train staff on data gathering.”

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“The training is very important to the state as it has just come out of a data falsification saga which had cost the state $1.2 million and a battered reputation”, he said.