By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
Bauchi State civil servants who were omitted during the recent verification exercise are now to be physically screened by a technical committee set-up by the the state government for the purpose.
The affected civil servant were omitted in the payroll of the government and the exercise cut across the twenty LGA in the three senatorial zones of the state
It is resolved that all the outstanding issues of non-payment of salaries would be thrashed before the end April this year.
The exercise is in compliance with the recent resolution of the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Bala Muhammad on the need to address the lingering salary problem for both the state and local government workers.
A team of journalists inspecting the conduct of the exercise at Alkaleri Local Government Area Thursday, witnessed the verification committee attending to the affected civil servants numbering to two hundred and eight with different forms of cases that led to their omission from the payroll.
Speaking on their experience, one of the committee members and Deputy Accountant General (Inspectorate), Muhammad Sagir Abdullahi said most of the problems identified were mistake in account and bank verification numbers (BVNs, names mismatched and reversal of salary payment due to network problem.
He however assured that those cleared by the committee will receive their outstanding salaries in one-week time, and called on all affected workers to present documents that would prove their cases.
Also Speaking the Chairman of Alkaleri Local Government Council, Alh Yusuf Garba while commending Governor Bala Mohammed for the commitment, also called for support and cooperation from the affected persons towards the success of the exercise.
Yusuf Garba who is the ALGON Chairman described the decision to allow the local councils manage the nominal and payroll of their workers as a step in right direction.
Some of the affected persons who expressed gratitude to the state government, maintained that the exercise would address their plights.