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Nigeria: Bauchi Govt Discovers 6500 Ghost Workers

| June 25, 2013 More

Bauchi โ€” The Bauchi State government has said that it discovered 6,500 ghost workers in the civil service since the inception of the present administration in the state.

The state Head of Civil Service, Mr. Abdon Gin made this known, yesterday during the civil service day in the state.

He spoke on the theme: “Attitudinal change and re-orientation towards a result-oriented Bauchi State Civil Service.”

Gin said that the state government set up a committee that conducted a verification exercise and discovered 1,500 ghost workers at the state level and another 5,000 at the local government level.

“The state government in its efforts to address the problem of ghost workers in the civil service, introduced a measure called the bi-metric capturing system where the bio-data and thumb print of every civil servant are captured as they physically appear before the screening committee in order to ascertain their real identity.

“The essence of thumb-printing is to identify the actual number of staff in all the state government’s ministries and agencies who are supposed to be on the government’s payroll,” he said.

Gin further said that the state government saved N12million during the first month of the bi-metric capturing exercise, adding that through the exercise, a data-bank of all the civil servants in the state was built and now being updated on a regular basis.

He noted that some of the policies and programmes introduced by the state government to rejuvenate the civil service include re-orientation of the civil servants, capacity building and retraining programmes.

“Every workforce needs to be updated from time to time and that is why the state government introduced the training and re-training programmes for civil servants for optimum results. So far, out of 32,000 civil servants in the state, 4,000 have gone through training programmes within and outside the state,” he further added.

Category: Bauchi State News

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