September 28, 2023

The Bauchi State Civil Service Commission (BSCSC) has terminated the appointment of Ibrahim Garba, the Chief Secretarial Assistant attached to the State Pension Board for ” serious misconduct”

Garba was found guilty by the Disciplinary Committee of the State Pension Board of allegedly swapping the account number of one Audu Mohammed, now deceased, with his account number which facilitated the change of pay point after the relatives of the deceased reported his death.

He reportedly received an illegal pension for Fifty Five (55) months of N54,871.26 each month for four years and seven months which amounted to N3,017,919.30.

The Commission approved his termination in a sitting during its 17th plenary session held on August 1, 2023.

Information officer of BSCSC, Saleh Umar who disclosed the termination of appointment in a statement made available to journalists in Bauchi on Tuesday said all the benefits of the deceased shall be recovered from the accused.

The statement added that the Officer was found wanting for involving himself in a salary/pension scam adding that his action violated Public Service Rule (PSR) 0327(XI) which dealt with the issues of financial embezzlement.

It partly reads “Ibrahim Garba whom the Disciplinary Committee of the State Pension Board had found guilty of smartly swapping account number one Audu Mohammed, now deceased, with his account number which facilitated the change of pay point after the relatives of the deceased reported his death received an illegal pension for Fifty Five (55) months of N54,871.26 each month for Four (4) Years Seven Months which amounted to N3,017,919.30 which shall be recovered from his benefit.”

“The Chairman of the Commission Alh. Abubakar Usman Madakin Bunun Bauch who presided over the session called on workers in the State to be God-fearing in the discharge of their duties. He said the Public Service Rule (PSR) must be observed and adhered to as a guide

“The Chairman assured the Civil Servants in the State that no worker will be victimized for nothing and the Commission won’t fold its hands while bad eggs were spoiling and sabotaging the service despite the Government’s effort in attending to issues concerning the progress and development of the State.”

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