The Kano state government has announced the reinstatement of 9,332 and the sack of 3,000 workers who were suspended from the state civil service during the start of the present administration.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Abudullahi Baffa Bichi, made this known while briefing journalists on Friday.
The recent decision, according to the SSG, was by the recommendation of the committee set up by the state government to probe the employment made by the immediate past government.
“The government received the verification committee report, and its salient observations and recommendations were noted and accepted. Most employment was not captured in the 2023 Approved Budget, and a significant percentage of those employed had neither applied nor indicated interest to serve, which form a major aspect of employment requirement.”
The representative of the state government cited lack of due process, among other things, as the reason for the sack of the employed workers.
“Most of those employed did not undergo processes of screening and recruitment interviews as expected by the service regulations; employed were found to have suspicious or forged certificates, while many non-indigenes were employed despite a large number of qualified unemployed indigenes roaming,” he said.
He also explained that “The employment did not consider the actual manpower needs of the respective MDAs but was influenced by the desire to tie down the new administration financially; our streets and those employed were wrongly placed through deployment to non-career posts or the calling of their respective qualifications.”
He explained that the government also approved the reinstatement of 9,332 staff across 51 MDAs found eligible by the committee.
“Those found with offers of appointments but not on the payroll should be subjected to further interviews by relevant recruitment centres in the Service; Proper placement and posting, deployment of eligible staff to relevant MDAs for optimal utilization should be undertaken while in case of those employed into the lower cadre without any regard to their qualifications, they should be properly placed depending on need and availability of vacancy,” Bichi said.