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Adamawa: Fintiri Might Massively Sack Bindow’s Newly Employed Workers

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. (Photo Credits: Thomas Terry, Official Photographer to the Governor)
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri. (Photo Credits: Thomas Terry, Official Photographer to the Governor)
The Gazette Staff

Adamawa State Government may have been planning massive sack of newly employed Adamawa indigenes into the State and Local Government Service.

The immediate past administration of Governor Mohammadu Jibrilla Bindow had in an effort to reduce the Number of unemployed youths in the State employed about 3000 youths into the State and LGs service to fill in the vacant positions created within the Service by deaths or retirement.

However,the newly sworn in Governor of the State, Ahmadu Fintiri had allegedly in a maiden meeting with Head of Service and Permanent Secretaries directed that all the names of the newly employed personnel be expunged from the electronic system of the State and LG Services.

To perfect the planned sack,the new Government has allegedly directed that Salary payment vouchers for the month of October, 2018 from be use in the payment of April and May 2019 salaries.

By this,the fate of the over 2000 Adamawa indigenes mopped up from the street would be hanging in the balance as most of the employed youths had already met all the requirements relating to posting and other conditions laid down in their Appointment Letters.

Some of the youths who spoke on condition of anonymity said,they are monitoring and watching the events as they unfold and would not hesitate to resist any attempt intended at denying them their rights as lawfully employed civil servants.

The new Government had earlier before the inauguration faulted the employment processes citing massive irregularities as reasons why such employments won’t stand.But the youths claimed that the alleged irregularities was not at their instance as most of them duly followed all procedures necessary before appointment letters were issued to them.

They insisted that they may be forced to march to Government House to press home their demands if the Government made good it threats.

As the Fintiri Administration settles down to business, two critical issues of over blotted civil service and the implementation of the 30,000 naira minimum wage stares the administration in the face.

By Denis Kakaba
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