PENSION ANORMALIES, GOV ZULUM ORDERS FOR IMMEDIATE TRANSFER OF ALL PENSION BOARD STAFF
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno state Governor,, Prof. Bababgana Umara Zulum has directed for the immmediate transfer all the staff of the state pension board from top to bottom as a result of anomalies found during the recent payment of gratuities of retired civil servants
Governor Zulum gave the directive while presiding the swearing in of 14 newly appointed Permanent Secretaries in the state Civil service at the Government Maiduguri on Thursday ordered the secretary to the borno state goverment Alh. Usman Jidda Shuwa and the Head of Seevice Borno state to immediately transfer all the staff of the pension board and salaries from top to bottom as result of anomalies found during the recent payment of gratuities to retired civil servants and select new people from the civil service to perform the job.
Prof. Zulum said,when he took over the mantle of leadership in the state, he promised to reinvigorate the civil service for greater efficiency and optimal productivity as well as improving the institutional and human capacity to work and handles effectively the issues of inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability in the civil service.
He said the permanent secretaries are the engine room for the transformation agenda as technical heads of their ministries they are expected to spear head the implementation of all policies and programs of government.
According to the governor, ,the permanent secretaries are equally expected to ensure probity and prudence in the public finance management, staff discipline and efficient management of human resources to achieve organizational goals.
He further said,governance in a crisis situation is very difficult and daunting but inspite of this,on assumption of office, he was able to launch with full force our development agenda for quick economic recovery, job creation ,revitalize the health and education sectors and restore hope for the people.
Prof. Babagana also thanked the labour leaders for their understanding and patience to enable us carry out the reform process gradually and assuring better working conditions for the civil servants as demonstrated by moving his office to the state secretariat.
According to him ,all the permanent secretaries were selected based on their competence, track record and working experience as well as quota system and urged them to discharge their duties without fear or favour adding that they should all be on their toes for the task ahead.
Speaking on begalf of the appointees, Alh. Tahir Shettima thanked his excellency for finding them worthy of the job and assured him that they will work assiduously and leave apt to expectations and justify the confidence reposed in them .
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