Jigawa State civil servants are worried about the deadline set by the state government to wrap up the ongoing verification process.
This comes after the Jigawa State Ministry of Finance’s public relations officer, Magaji Abdullahi, signed a statement from the state government announcing the date the verification procedure would conclude.
“This is to inform the general public that the round off of staff verification exercise has begun on Monday, November 13, 2023, and will run through Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily at the Ministry of Finance conference Hall,” the notification stated.
“There is no additional time, and any staff member who is not verified should consider himself to be a ghost worker. Other unconfirmed employees are encouraged to make sure they are verified within the allotted time.”
In response to the statement, Mallam Auwalu, a school teacher, stated that the state government should think about extending worker
Approximately 70% of classroom teachers, in his estimation, are unverified.
“In my opinion, Jigawa State schools ought to be closed for a week in order to allow instructors to go to Dutse for confirmation. This is due to the fact that over 70% of teachers in Jigawa State’s basic and senior secondary schools lack verification. Additionally, the certification process will conclude on November 28, 2023.
“As stated in the notification, the Jigawa State Ministry of Finance is still the only authorized location for verification. Therefore, I believe that the only option available to teachers to prevent them from becoming ghost workers is to close schools.
“The deadline given by the state Ministry of Finance to civil servants who missed the verification exercise has caused controversy among defaulters,” stated Ahmad Ilallah, a different civil servant.
From start to finish, the exercise revealed numerous anomalies; the majority of the civil servants were unconfirmed.
“The company was contracted to visit the civil servants at their various work locations, but they did not follow through on this.”
“Those conducting the exercise did not complete it as planned, so it is not the civil servants’ fault; therefore, they must go back and finish their work.”
According to the janescope, a verification officer was detained by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly extorting money from civil personnel who request verification.