Monday, 1 May 2017

Bauchi to introduce whistle blowing policy

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, said the state government would introduce whistle blowing in the state to fight corruption in its local government councils.

Abubkar made this known when he addressed workers at May Day celebration in Bauchi on Monday.

He described corruption at the local government level as “endemic,” saying something must be done to check it.

Abubakar said some top officials of councils in the state were still harbouring ghost workers despite several staff verifications conducted by his administration at the third-tier of government.

“Any worker that reveals to me in secrecy how many ghost workers are being harboured by some top functionaries will be rewarded,” the governor said.

“To rid the councils of corruption, we must stand up since the staff verification has failed to yield fruits while millions of naira is being siphoned through dubious act.

“Workers who reveal such shady deals will be rewarded with money and immediate promotion.”

Abubakar said his administration had set up a committee to review the 60-year-old state civil service rules and other regulations on labour.

He said the state government was committed to prompt payment of salaries and other entitlements to workers in the state.

He assured that hardworking workers would be rewarded while indolent ones would be punished, saying the government was committed to workers’ welfare.

The governor urged the workers to rededicate themselves to the services of the state and promised to introduce innovations that would better the life of workers in the state.

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(The Nation)

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