Salary Deductions: Bauchi Assembly summons Head of Service, Accountant General

Posted by Balarabe Alkassim, Bauchi | 28 June 2018 | 968 times

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•Bauchi State House of Assembly

Bauchi State House of Assembly has summoned the state Head of Service (HoS) and the Accountant General (AG) to appear before it on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.

The summon followed a motion moved by the member representing Dass Constituency, Maryam Garba Bagel who expressed concern over the recent deduction of workers May salary in the state.

She wondered why the Bauchi State Head of Service declared that only illegal allowances were deducted from some of the workers.

“The Head of Service is telling us that all the years he served as one, he has been approving such illegal allowances knowingly."

“Is he saying there is any allowances our workers have been receiving that has neither executive approval nor structural approval?” she queried.

Bagel also lamented the transfer of salary payment from the office of the Accountant General to the office of the Head of Service.

The lawmaker, therefore, called on the House to invite the Head of Service to explain reasons for the salary deductions from the wages of civil servants.

She also urged her colleagues also to invite the Accountant General of the state to explain his role in transferring the function of his office to the office of Head of Service.

Bagel also urged the house to mandate the executive to make available to the house the report of all verification exercises conducted in the state as well as the report of the transition committee.

Bagel further called for the formation of a special committee that will study the report and get back to the house for further action.

Seconding the motion, the member representing Lere/Bula constituency, Aminu Tukur
described the motion as timely.

She added that the motion will help restore sanity in the state civil service.

The lawmakers, after deliberation on the motion, resolved that the HOS, and the AG should appear before the house on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

The house also resolved to form a committee that will study the reports of the sittings and report back to the house for further scrutiny. (Daily Trust)

Source: News Express

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