CITY NEWS We’II fish out ghost work­ers – AMAC chair­man

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

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.

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