Again, Bauchi sacks two civil servants for financial fraud

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By Timi Owolabi

The Bauchi State Civil Service Commission (BSCSC) has sacked two senior civil servants for alleged N332,000 fraud.

The commission said the accused have been arrested by the Police and arraigned before the State Magistrate Court for offences bordering on “serious misconduct, forgery, and diversion of funds.”

BSCSC identified the affected officers as Nasiru Samaila, Chief Clerical Officer, and Auwal Jibrin, Assistant Clerical Officer of the Ministry of Finance.

DAILY POST recalls that the commission recently terminated the appointment of one Ibrahim Garba attached to the state pension board for a similar offence.

The dismissal of the civil servants is contained in a statement made available to journalists on Friday by Saleh Umar, the Information Officer of the commission.

BSCSC arrived at the decision during its 18th Plenary Session held on August 15, 2023.

The statement revealed that the two officers were found guilty of forging documents that enabled them to divert the sum of N332,000 that belonged to Jibrin Adamu Zalanga, a former and deceased staff of the ministry, an act that contravenes Section 327 of the Public Service Rules (PSR).

They were said to have admitted to the crime in their responses to the queries issued to them individually by the ministry.

The statement quoted the chairman of the commission, Alh. Abubakar Usman, who presided over the sitting, as having expressed worry over the cases of financial indiscipline in the commission.

Usman enjoined the workers in the state to put the fear of God into the discharge of their official duties.

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