The Bauchi State authorities on Thursday disclosed that 100 docs are among the many 1,279 employees it recognized and faraway from the state’s Ministry of Well being payroll.
Their removing, in keeping with the state governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, is a part of the federal government’s efforts to sanitize the state’s nominal payroll system.
Governor Mohammed disclosed this throughout a public parley with stakeholders on issues related to the administration and cost of salaries of civil servants.
The governor stated the state is being confronted with an incredible problem of checking out what he described as a corrupt wage regime, including that the state civil service is affected by fraudulent practices and corruption.
He said that as of 2015, each the state and native authorities wage payments have been N4.5 billion, including that the determine has risen to almost N7 billion in 2020 regardless that no employment of recent employees has taken place.
In accordance with Governor Mohammed, the issue with the state nominal payroll appears tougher than envisaged.
“What seemed to be a primary easy challenge of sanitizing the nominal payroll and checking out the arithmetics immediately turned out to be an issue and appeared to defy all nominal formulation that can convey an answer. The issue is way more difficult than I envisaged.
“Within the 12 months 2015, the wage invoice of Bauchi State, each state and native authorities, was N4.5 billion. As I tackle you at this time, we’re nearing N7 billion.
“We now have not employed in any respect. Even when civil servants have died or retired, we proceed to expertise a spontaneous rise within the cost of salaries,” the governor stated.
He knowledgeable that some employees have their wage stopped because of inconsistencies recorded between their nominal and payroll data.
“Within the Ministry of Training, we now have 6,000 workers mirrored on the payroll, whereas the Head of Service has a file of 5,000 workers which was despatched 4 days in the past to the ministry.
“There may be the case of 110 workers whose salaries have been stopped from the state treasury because of inconsistencies recorded between their nominal and payroll data,” he knowledgeable.
Talking earlier, the state Commissioner for Finance, Umar Sanda Adamu, knowledgeable that on the inception of the present administration in Could 2019, the state civil service was over-bloated.
He stated due to this, the governor vowed to sanitize the payroll of the state civil service, including that this was why he arrange a committee to look into the issue of ghost employees and sanitize the payroll.
A database marketing consultant, Ibrahim A. Jalo, who made a presentation on the parley, stated a evaluate of civil servants knowledge is the one answer to the wage drawback within the state, including that solely a civil servant must be on the state authorities payroll.
He lamented that pensioners are being subjected to struggling on account of corruption within the pay system.
Citing an occasion of a pensioner, Saeed Muhammad, Jalo knowledgeable the gathering that although the pensioner’s wage is N34,000, he collects N34 million as an accrued pension, however he famous that “it isn’t the pensioner that collects the cash however someone throughout the system. He solely collects N34,000.”
Whereas saying that there are various pensioners who’ve by no means labored for the state however accumulating pensions, Jalo knowledgeable that a lot of such pensioners have been faraway from the system utilizing the database.