Bauchi – Alhaji Bello Gamawa, Chairman, Bauchi State Civil Service Commission (CSC), has said that the 29, 000 workers on the payroll of the state was over bloated.
Gamawa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Bauchi, capital of Bauchi State.
“The workforce, b y implication, means we have employed more than what is needed, considering the fact that this new administration inherited an empty treasury and three months’ salaries arrears owed civil servants.
“That is why incumbent Gov. Mohammed Abubakar adopted and re-enforced a circular previously issued by his predecessor-in–office banning employment as well as the issuance of employment letters to some applicants whose appointments were approved
by former Gov. Isa Yuguda.
“To further conserve funds, Gov. Abubakar also directed that the state government should stop the issuance of letters of promotion to 17 permanent secretaries granted accelerated promotions by former Gov. Isa Yuguda,” he said..
Gamawa said that the present administration inherited a 30,000 workforce , “But about 1,000 had either retired or died, therefore, we are now left with about 29,000 workers; and at that, it is still over bloated.
“We have just been able to employ about 20 doctors, pharmacists and engineers as it became compulsory,” he said.(NAN)