“They may be few in number but their matter means so much to us and on behalf of the government, I apologise over this situation,” Governor Mohammed said. Vanguard News … BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State has directed the State Accountant General and other stakeholders involved in the payment of salaries to state civil servants to stop any deductions of some percentages from the salaries of workers as contributions to the fight against Coronovirus pandemic. According to him, the government is going after doctors who absconded, adding that the ministry is working with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice with a view to ensuring that they are prosecuted along with those that went on study leave without approval. The revelation was made by the state Commissioner for Finance, Umar Sanda Ahmed, while briefing journalists shortly after the State Executive Council meeting at the Government House, Bauchi. Bauchi Governor Bala Mohammed on Friday said that his administration inherited the sum of N27bn naira in pension arrears. Bauchi State health workers, under the Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU), have commenced an indefinite strike today (Thursday, August 6, 2020). By Umar Usman Duguri In a latest development the committee set up by the Bauchi State to authenticate Bank Verification Number (BVN) details of the State civil servants and pensioners has recovered N225,519,000,737 from ghost workers and pensioners on the state and local government nominal and pay rolls. The commissioner, however, informed that the challenge being faced by the government in terms of arresting and prosecuting some of the culprits is that they always change their names. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday said that his administration inherited the sum of N27bn naira in pension arrears from his predecessors. “We cannot just do table payment or verification leaving payment of salaries for one month, but I am aware that some people have not gotten their salaries. Mohammed disclosed this in Bauchi while declaring open First Health Conference organised by the state ministry of We are liaising with the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice that the names of those found guilty will be published in the national dailies. NEWS DIGEST – The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has issued a one week ultimatum to Bauchi State Government to address the anomalies that left no fewer than 10,000 workers without salary. The Bauchi State Government has detected 2,116 ghost workers on its payroll, Gov. Bala Mohammed has said. Get the latest news … Bala Mohammed has said. He said the state government has been arresting the culprits involved in fraud and handing them over to the police, adding that this is an ongoing process. Ahmed informed that a total of 194 names on the payroll of the state government perpetrated a fraud to the tune of over N270 million, while 66 people on the local government payroll defrauded the councils to the tune of N792million using fictitious names. The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) trained and empowered 70 Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) survivors in Bauchi State in various trades to rehabilitate and reintegrate them into their communities. Gumba informed that initially the committee was supposed to verify a total of 41,448 civil servants on the payroll of the government, adding, however, that only 29,519 names were sent to the committee by the Accountant-General. News Bauchi unveils 2,116 ghost workers Published 4 mins ago on October 19, 2020 By All Naija Entertainment. A statement sent to all … “These are some cases because if we have formed a committee that recommended that we have so many people, and an implementation committee that is scuttled somehow because of policy, some results and some people are living under the pain of lack of salaries. The chairman informed that out of the 29,519 names received, the committee cleared 24,767 staff and pensioners, while 5,049 staff and pensioners were given to the implementation committee to handle. Mohammed disclosed this in Bauchi … According to him, the committee has been able to save a total sum of N225.5million for the state government through its assignment. The state Commissioner of … This is due to the unilateral deductions of the workers’ June salaries by the state government, according to the state Secretary, Usman Danturaki. It said that if the government failed to address the issue within the period, the union will not be able to guarantee industrial harmony in the state. All those people who feel that they are innocent and are indicted are free to come forward with documents,” he said. The former Bauchi-South senator said if the entire 130,000 workers in the state and local governments as well as pensioners would be verified, ghost workers … This even as he disclosed that he has since directed the state Commissioner for Finance to ensure that all affected civil servants are paid immediately. The Bauchi State Government has detected 2,116 ghost workers on its payroll, Gov. According to the commissioner, “some of the civil servants so far found guilty were interrogated by the DSS. Bauchi State Government has disclosed that it lost over N1.062 billion to ghost workers and pensioners between June 2016 and January 2020. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday said that his administration inherited the sum of N27bn naira in pension arrears from his predecessors. Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has presented a budget of N213,914,559,427 for the 2021 fiscal year to the House of Assembly for scrutiny. Mohammed disclosed this in Bauchi while declaring open First Health Conference organized by the state ministry of Health. Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Thursday apologized to civil servants on the state payroll who are yet to receive their salaries. “Based on the recommendation of the Senator Adamu Gumba-led Committee, I have since directed the Commissioner for Finance to ensure that this category of people are paid immediately. Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi The Nigeria Labour Congress, Bauchi State council has given the Bauchi State Government a seven-day ultimatum to resolve the problems of pending workers… Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Thursday apologized to civil servants on the state payroll who are yet to receive their salaries. “So the decision taken by the Council is that letters should be written to them so that they can come back to serve out their bonds and if they refused, they should be prosecuted while whatever amount they must have drawn will be recovered from them,” Ahmed said. Bauchi govt loses over N1.062 billion to ghost workers, pensioners Cross River workers delisted from payroll give state government 7 days ultimatum Kogi: I … The Bauchi State Government has detected 2,116 ghost workers on its payroll, Gov. Bauchi governor presents N213billion 2021 budget, Youths’ inclusiveness in governance, paramount – Bauchi Commissioner, Bauchi FRSC moves to redeem battered image, warns against extortion, 100 fake doctors, 1,179 other health workers removed from Bauchi govt payroll, Gov Mohammed apologises to Bauchi workers yet to receive salaries, Staff verification: Bauchi saves N225.5m, removes 882 ghost workers from payroll, Niger government discovers over 2,000 ghost workers, 89 medical doctors discovered illegally on Bauchi govt payroll, Ekiti govt uncovers N20m salary for 362 ghost workers. “Those employed in the pre-service scheme including doctors, nurses, radiographers and other medical staff that were on bond based on the amount they spent by the time they finished. Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Bauchi State Government has lost over N1.062 billion to ghost workers and pensioners between June 2016 and January 2020. The Bauchi NLC had in a statement last week said it endorsed the move by the government to deduct in April, May, and June as part of the workers’ contribution to the fight against COVID-19. Health workers in Bauchi State have commence an indefinite strike. Bala approves N30,000 new minimum wage for Bauchi workers NEWS DIGEST – The Bauchi State Government has approved the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage for employees in the state. Christmas: Extend hands of fellowship to other religions faithful – Gov Mohammed urges Christians, Bauchi governor presents N213billion 2021 budget, Youths’ inclusiveness in governance, paramount – Bauchi Commissioner, Pay workers' outstanding salaries - APC tells Bauchi govt, Unpaid salaries: Bauchi governor vows to investigate commissioner, perm sec, 100 fake doctors, 1,179 other health workers removed from Bauchi govt payroll, Bauchi govt loses over N1.062 billion to ghost workers, pensioners, Niger government discovers over 2,000 ghost workers, Cross River workers delisted from payroll give state government 7 days ultimatum. The Bauchi State Government has detected 2,116 ghost workers on its payroll, Gov. He informed that a total of 1,279 ghost workers, including 100 doctors were detected in his ministry so far. At the first instance, those arrested were sent to the police while the leader of the syndicate is with the DSS undergoing interrogation. Bala Mohammed has said. DESERT HERALD reports that the verification […] The Bauchi State government has revealed that it lost over N1.062 billion to ghost workers and pensioners between June 2016 and January 2020. Correspondents say it is the biggest kidnapping in northern Nigeria in recent times. On his part, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Aliyu Maigoro, assured that the state government will not spare those fingered among the ghost medical personnel. Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Friday said that his administration inherited the sum of N27bn naira in pension arrears. Mohammed, who disclosed this in Bauchi when the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN), paid him a courtesy visit to mark the 2020 Christmas celebration, explained that despite all the challenges, pensioners […] Union threatens strike Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Bauchi State government have disagreed over the handling of state’s workers’ salaries for the month of July. Gov. Speaking earlier, the chairman of the implementation committee report on BVN of workers on the government payroll, Senator Adamu Ibrahim Gumba, informed that in carrying out its assignment, his committee has been able to clean the payroll of frauds. Bauchi set to pay workers’ outstanding salary On June 12, 2015 12:17 am In News by akintayo eribake Kindly Share This Story: By Suzan Edeh … “His Excellency (Governor Bala Mohammed) has vowed that he wants to leave a legacy to make the issue of these ghost workers a thing of the past.”. He added that he is aware that some civil servants are yet to be paid their salaries, which he said is causing them pains. “We are going to open a desk in the office of the Head of Service and Finance. “The total amount of fraud for both the state and local government payrolls is N1.062 billion,” the commissioner revealed. “As we are discovering them, we’ll hand them over to the security agencies. “Instead of them to come back and work because they are still in the employment of the state government, they ran away and took appointment elsewhere yet they were drawing monthly salaries and other allowances from the coffers of government. A security guard was killed as the attackers targeted the workers' camp at Jama'are in Bauchi state. Ahmed informed that the Council decided to write such personnel to come back to serve their bonds, failure of which they would be prosecuted by the state government. We are an online newspaper, very … Their removal, according to … ”As a state, we are putting our house in order by blocking leakages and administrative infractions in the system. Mr Musa Isa, the Executive Director, Fistula Foundation Nigeria (FFN), a Non-Government-Organization (NGO) and a UNFPA Programmes Implementing Partner (IP) made this known at the empowerment … He, therefore, called on civil servants with genuine complaints to come forward with documents and make their complaints to the government. NLC gives Bala Mohammed one-week to pay salaries of 10,000 Bauchi workers NEWS DIGEST – The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has issued a one week ultimatum to Bauchi State Government to address the anomalies that left no fewer than 10,000 workers without salary. 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