The committee constituted by the Bauchi State government to investigate the non-possession of the Bank Verification Number (BVN) by civil servants has discovered eight workers using one BVN in the state civil service.
Chairman of the committee, Senator Adamu Ibrahim Ibrahim Gumba, who gave an update on the exercise to newsmen yesterday in Bauchi, said, “we found in other cases where six people are employed by two different organizations. They are taking salary from the state government and taking salary from other institutions outside the government circle. We are making inroads into these kinds of cases and God willing we will tackle them.
“There are instances where we have eight persons, using one BVN. We don’t know how it happened but we have to find out it,” he said.
He said the committee had conducted physical verification of 5,238 staff from the state’s civil service and out of the figure, 4,654 were cleared while 583 failed to show up.
The chairman said the committee also recommended the immediate payment of October salary of verified workers and that those who failed to participate in the exercise are excluded from any payment until further investigations on their status are carried out.
He also disclosed that the committee has commenced the physical verification of 14,623 from local government education authorities and primary healthcare departments.