Badaru orders investigation into alleged LG employment scam

Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has directed immediate investigation into alleged employment scam carried out by a syndicate within the Jigawa state Local Government Service Commission.

“I am aware of the syndicate as I am reliably informed of the scandal. I am assuring you that I will not spare anyone found culpable, no matter how highly placed he may be,” Governor Badaru assured.

The governor stated this at the annual workers’ day celebration held at the Sir Ahmadu Bello Hall within the state secretariat in Dutse.

Badaru was responding to a complaint by the state NLC chairman, Comrade Sunusi Alhassan, who alleged that there is gross abuse of due process in the issuance of appointments and promotion of selected staffs by the commission across the state.

Governor Badaru assured workers in the state of his commitment to paying salaries and pensions despite the warning that there may be zero federal allocation in subsequent months.

Badaru said: “I was earlier accused by many of keeping money. It was because we know a time like this will surely come and the time is now.”

Earlier, NLC chairman, Comrade Sanusi Alhassan said, “I want to call on the attention of His Excellency to the happenings at the state Local Government Service Commission where appointments and promotions are conducted in gross disregard to due process and public service rules.”

He also pleaded with the state governor to quickly intervene in order to save the state from the brink of losing its hard earned reputation by some selfish individuals.

Comrade Alhassan had earlier pleaded with the governor to consider the appointments of workers in other fields other than education and health, so as to ensure the sustenance of the state and local government contributory pension fund which he said is fast dwindling as a result of frequent retirements and lack of employment.

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