No fewer than 89 medical doctors have been discovered to be illegally on the payroll of the Bauchi State government while they are employed elsewhere.
This was made known by the Commissioner of Works, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the weekly State Executive Council (SEC) meeting held on Wednesday at the Banquet Hall of the Government House, Bauchi.
According to him, the discovery was made by the verification exercise conducted by the government in its resolve to know the actual number of the workers on its payroll, adding that a cabal has hijacked the payroll of the government siphoning the purse.
“The annoying thing is that these medical doctors were trained with the resources of the government but they chose to work elsewhere, yet, they are illegally taking money that is supposed to be used for others, that is unfair.
” There was a discovery of one person who was drawing salaries from the Local Government, as well as the state government while another person’s account was used by the cabal to take the sum of N2m monthly without him knowing. No level of intimidation and name-calling will stop the government from the implementation of the civil service reforms as no one is marked out for victimisation by the exercise,” he said