The verification committee constituted to ascertain the number of civil servants in Bauchi state and to determine the actual monthly amount payable as salaries and allowances has uncovered a total number of 596 dead civil servants still drawing salaries and allowances from the coffers of government.
The Chairman of the Committee Adamu Ibrahim Gumba made the revelation while briefing newsmen on Monday as it winds up its assignment.
It could be recalled that on the 12th of December, 2019 discovered that about 380 staff were not cleared by the committee “for failure to meet the stated authentication requirements.”
The committee also said it has cleared 13,285 workers out of 14, 632 who do not have BVN across the 20 LGAs.
The committee said that the dead workers have been drawing salaries and allowances from the purse of the state government over the years.
Gumba further said that during the assignment that took them about three months, 4,578 people abdicated to appear before the Committee to be verified.
According to him, a total of 24,736 people made up of state workers and local government workers as well as pensioners have been verified and cleared by the committee and have started receiving their salaries and allowances.
On those who abdicated to appear before the committee, Adamu Gumba said that “
Gumba said that those who failed to appear before the committee may likely have another chance to be verified by the implementation committee to be set up.
“But to me, they are suspects and everything must be done to identify them”. He maintained.