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5000 ghost workers discovered in Bauchi councils

| June 14, 2012 More

Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission has announced the discovery of over 5,000 ghost workers in the 20 councils in the state. 

The Chairman of the commission, Ibrahim Musa, who spoke at a briefing at the Ministry of Information, Abubakar Umar Secretariat, Bauchi said the commission also uncovered N11 million worth of salaries paid to the ghost workers. 

He said: “Bauchi State Local Government Service Commission last year set up four committees to verify the staff strength at the local government level. The committees are made up of 166 members who have toured the 20 local government areas of the state and discovered ghost workers.

“The committee also found out that some of the workers have reached retirement age but are still in the service, while some have bad records.”

Musa said the reports of the committees are being studied by the commission with the aim of implementing them. He added that due process would be followed to avoid litigation.

He said of the 890 workers of the local governments who sat for the promotion examinations organised by the commission this year, 717 passed, 99 failed and 74 were absent.

The chairman said the commission has approved the appointment of 138 local government workers to serve in various cadres, and also recruited 714 trained personnel.

According to him, he regretted the lack of dedication by some employees, and described the situation as a national problem occasioned by the type of leadership that existed in the civil service.

Category: Bauchi State News

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