Jigawa State House of Assembly committee on Local Government Administration, has discovered that over N2.5 million was paid monthly to ghost workers in metropolitan Dutse council in the state.
Presenting the report to the Chairman Dutse Local Govt Council in his office on Thursday, after its assignment, the Committee Chairman, Hon. Surajo Kantoga said most of the affected staff are teachers attached to the council education department, and whose employment were illegal.
Kantoga said that the committee during its sitting discovered that about 84 teachers were accused of different offences, while it ordered stoppage of payment of monthly salary of 16 teachers on the basis of lack of competence and absence of approved paper qualifications to teach.
According to him, the committee also directed two teachers to refund two months salary having been indicted by the committee.
Other findings of the committee include: 13 teachers were without minimum paper qualification of NCE to teach, while it recommends retirement of three teachers in addition to other 14 teachers without NCE qualification.
Similarly, the committee discovered that 29 teachers were promoted illegally just as one teacher was recently employed illegally.
Receiving the report, the Dutse Council Chairman, Hon. Bala Usman Chamo commended the Committee for a job well done, assuring the implementation of the committee reports will go along way in injecting sanity, transparency, and social justice in local government administration.
Chamo who is also Jigawa state ALGON Chairman, reiterated the resolve of the present administration to reposition local government administration in the state, assuring that the report would be implemented.