Bauchi State Governor approves withdrawal of pension board management staff

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By; Mohammed Kawu, Bauchi.

Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi state has approved the immediate withdrawal of some management staff of State and Local Government Pension Boards for nonchalance to their duties that resulted in delays in the on-going verification exercise and subsequent pension payments to entitled pensioners.

This coming shortly after some key management staff of the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) were withdrawn on similar charges.

A statement Wednesday signed by the Press Secretary to the Governor, Abubakar al-Sadique gave the affected management staff as Mr. John I. Maina; Permanent Secretary; Alhaji Idris Shehu Dajin, Director of Pensions; Chief Accountant, Alhaji Usman Sa’idu; and Cashier, Alhaji Aliyu Musa.

In the same vein, a circular issued by the Head of Bauchi State Civil Service, Mr Abdon Dalla Gin said the board management staff have exhibited nonchalance to their duties which resulted in delays in the on-going verification exercise and subsequent pension payments to entitled pensioners.

He explained that the affected management staffs of the board were not on their duty posts at critical moments when all hands were expected to be on the deck to speed up the verification exercise.

The statement directed the affected staff to handover to the next senior officers and report back to their parent organizations by 7th April, 2016 for further action.

It said the Governor has similarly approved the withdrawal from the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) of Alhai Korijo Buba – Education Officer, reportedly found wanting and directed to report to the office of the Head of Service immediately for further action.

Mr. Abdon Gin therefore cautioned civil servants in MDAs 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.

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