The Bauchi State Civil Service Commission has terminated the appointment of the Chief Secretarial Assistant attached to the State Pension Board, Ibrahim Garba over alleged “serious misconduct of salary and pension scam”.
This is contained in a statement released by the Information Officer, BSCSC, Mr Saleh Umar, in Bauchi on Tuesday.
The commission alleged that Garba’s action violated the Public Service Rule (PSR) 0327(XI) which deals with the issues of financial embezzlement.
“The commission approved the termination during a sitting of the 17th plenary session held on August 1.
“A disciplinary committee of the State Pension Board found Garba guilty of swapping the account number of one Audu Mohammed, now deceased, with his own.
“This facilitated the change of pay point after the relatives of the deceased reported his death.
“Thereafter, he received an illegal pension for 55 months of N54,871 for four years and seven months which amounted to over N3 million.
”This amount will be recovered from Garba’s benefits,” he said.
He further explained that the chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abubakar Usman, has called on workers in the state to be God-fearing in the discharge of their duties.
Usman said the public service rule must be observed and adhered to.
The chairman assured the civil servants in the state that no worker will be victimised for nothing, adding that the commission will not fold its hands while bad eggs sabotage the service.