Following the delay in the payment of staff of the Local Education Authority’s salaries in Bauchi State and the resultant restiveness created by the delay, the state Governor, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Tuesday approved the immediate removal of four management staff of the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
Those affected are the Permanent Secretary, Alhaji Ya’u Garba, Director Administration and Human Resources, Alhaji Haruna Bako; Director, Finance and Accounts, Alhaji Umar Umaru Jaja and the Internal Auditor, Alhaji Adamu Mohammed.
THISDAY checks revealed that their withdrawal comes as the workers’ verification exercise comes to a climax with a clear manifestation of negligence of duty and uncultured behavior of the withdrawn management staff of the Board.
A letter signed by the Head of the State Civil Service, Mr. Abdon Gin and made available to THISDAY also said the affected management staff concealed some vital information from both the “new Chairman of the Board and some members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly while on oversight function”.
“This was pertaining to remittance of funds made to the Board for the payment of teachers’ salaries for which adequate funds were released by the Government for immediate payment to all the verified teachers under the Board”, Mr. Gin further explained.