From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Governor Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has explained that Government detected 2,116 ghost workers on its payroll.
Governor Bala gave the explanation yesterday in Bauchi when he declared open Health summit Conference organised by the state ministry of Health at the Command guest House Bauchi.
He said as a state, “we are putting our house in order by blocking leakages and administrative infractions in the system.
“In our effort to clean the state payroll, we recently removed 2,116 ghost workers from the state government payroll.
“Among them are 100 doctors and 120 Primary Healthcare staff working with NGOs within and outside the state who are collecting salaries from the state government even after they have officially exited from service,” he said.
Governor Bala said the two days Health Summit was organized as part of his commitment to provide one of the best healthcare services to the citizens of the state and the health summit is also in fulfilment of his campaign promises of reforming the healthcare service delivery to the people of the state.
He said the summit will provide an opportunity for discussion on the strength and weakness facing healthcare delivery in the state with a view to proffer enduring solution.