By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies (NBAIS) has explained that the board is not responsible for payment of staff salary, noting that it is the office of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) that is in charge of paying staff salary.
The acting Registrar of Board, Prof. Muhammad Shafiu Abdullahi stated this in an interview with reporters in Kaduna, while debunking an allegation by Desert Herald Magazine that the board is in charge of paying staff salary and allowances.
According to Prof. Muhammadu Shafiu Abdullahi, the NBAIS is operating a CONRAISS salary scale and there is no way anyone or management can divert salary and allowance meant for staff of the board.
He also countered an allegation that some staff of the board were illegally suspended, adding that due process was followed in suspending staff found guilty just like any other organization, ministry, department and agency.
The acting Registrar tasked journalists to always crosscheck their facts before publication to avoid defamation or libel by misinforming the unsuspecting public.