Barely 24 hours after top management staff of the state education board was sacked, Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar has approved the immediate removal of some management staff of the Bauchi State Pension Board, Local Governments branch for exhibiting nonchalant attitude to duties that resulted in delays in the on-going verification exercise and subsequent delay in pension payments to entitled pensioners.
This unfortunate scenario manifested in the Local Government Pension Board shortly after some key management staff of the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, were sacked on similar charges.
Those affected are Mr. John Maina, Permanent Secretary, Alhai Idris Shehu Dajin , Director/Pension, Alhai Usman Sa’idu, Chief Accountant and Alhaji Aliyu Musa, Cashier.
A circular issued and signed by the Head of Bauchi State Civil Service, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin says the Management Staff had exhibited “nonchalance to their duties which resulted into delays in the on-going verification exercise and subsequent pension payments to entitled pensioners”.
The Head of Service said the affected management staff were not on their duty posts at critical moments when all hands were expected to be on deck to speed up the verification exercise and are therefore asked to handover to the next senior officers and report back to their parent organizations by 7th April, 2016 for further action.
Governor Abubakar has similarly approved the withdrawal from the State Universal Basic Education, SUBEB, of Alhai Korijo Buba – Education Officer, who has been found wanting and so directed to report to the office of the Head of Service immediately for further action.
Civil Servants in all MDAs are cautioned against negligence of duty, particularly as it affects the ongoing verification of workers and pensioners exercise as the Head of Service earlier stated in an earlier circular.
Government frowns at any untoward attitude of workers in this regard and views any negligence of duty and wanton disregard of official directives particularly regarding the ongoing effort to re-position the civil service as an act of sabotage and will attract severe punishment.