Kano inaugrates committee to review last minute employment made by Ganduje - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Kano inaugrates committee to review last minute employment made by Ganduje

The Kano State government has inaugurated a committee to review the last minute employment of over 10,000 workers into the State Civil Service by the immediate past government of Abdullahi Ganduje. 

The committee which is split into three sub-committees to meet up with the two weeks ultimatum to submit its report to the state government is headed by Umar Shehu Minjibir a former Head of Service in the state. 

Inaugurating the committee at his office on behalf of the State Governor, the Secretary to the State Government Abdullahi Baffa Bichi explained that the committee is to screen all those employed to ensure that their employment is in compliance with the Civil Service rules in the state.

He explained further that the committee is at will to certify all of them as fit for employment, seek for more to be employed or select only those that are qualified to be employed.

"Recall that the present administration had after it's inauguration inherited a number of challenges from the immediate past administration that currently have spillover effects on the state's polity which necessitated initiating measures aimed at addressing them.

"Such challenges include unwarranted deductions of salaries and pensions of civil servants and pensioners respectively, non evacuation of refuse that littered nooks and cranny of the state, abandoned healthcare and emergency services, non supply of diesel to support the streetlights in the metropolis and so on. 

"Other issue which informed our gathering here is the last minute employment of ver 10,000 civil servants without following the laid down rules and regulations governing employment in the civil service.

"Government viewed this as an anomaly and therefore resolved to set up a committee to study and review the entire process, with a view to determining whether or not the employment process was informed by the expressed manpower need and requirement of the MDAs or are just based on certain primordial considerations suggesting nepotism as alleged" he stated.

It would be recalled that after it's inauguration, the administration of Abba Kabir Yusuf suspended the payment of salaries to all those employed at the last minute by the immediate past administration pending the out come an investigation. 

The committee had been been split into three with each sub committee to be headed by a chairman in order to ease the screening process of the over 10,000 civil servants. 

Heads of the sub committees include Sulaiman Wali Sani to head the first Committee, Atta'u Lawal Kutama, to head the second Committee and Abdullahi Musa to head the third Committee. 

In his speech at the inauguration, the committee chairman Umar Shehu Minjibir thanked the state government for seeing them fit to do the task. He also promised that the committee will submit it's report as scheduled.

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