CITY NEWS We’II fish out ghost workers – AMAC chairman
The Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has said the council will fish out ghost workers from the Local Education Authority (LEA) and the council secretariat as soon as the verification exercise is completed.
Speaking in an interview with our reporter yesterday, he said it was quite disturbing that the monthly allocation that came to the council always went into the payment of teachers’ salaries.
He added that he would also fish out the newly recruited teachers and staff of the council, saying it was unfair for the past administration to employ staff and teachers barely a month to the assumption of office of the present administration, saying such appointments would be cancelled.
Candido said the council had been able to settle the three months backlog of staff salaries left behind by the past administration.
“In fact, we discovered that some people who were just recruited at both LEA and the council secretariat had their letters of appointment backdated, but of course such people have to go because we cannot accept such criminality,” he said.
The chairman also said measures would be taken to put an end to the poor monthly allocation to the council.
He assured that the verification exercise was not meant to witch hunt anybody but to enable him run an accountable and transparent government.