From Ahmad Mohammed Bauchi
The Bauchi State House of Assembly has summoned the state Head of Service (HOS) and the Accountant General (AG) to appear before it on Wednesday 4 July 2018.
The resolution followed a motion moved on the floor of House by Honorable Maryam Garba Bagel, representing Dass Constituency yesterday.
Bagel expressed concern over deduction of workers salary in the state.
She said, “Why should a sitting Head of Service come out to declare that the deductions made from salaries are of illegal allowances with his experience in the civil service. The Head of Service is telling us that all the years he served as one, he has been approving such illegal allowances knowingly. Is he saying there is any allowances our workers have been receiving that has neither executive approval nor structural approval?,” she queried.
Bagel expressed concern over transfer of salary payment from the office of the Accountant General to the office of the HOS.
She called on the House to invite the Head of Service to explain reasons for the sudden salary deductions from the wages of civil servants and urged her colleagues to also invite the Accountant General of the state to explain his role in transferring the function of his office to the office of Head of Service.
Similarly, the lawmaker called on the House to mandate the executive to make available to the House the report of all verification exercises conducted in the state as well as the report of the transition committee.
Bagel further called for the formation of a special committee that will study the report and get back to the house for further action.
Seconding the motion, Honourable Muhammad Aminu Tukur representing Lere/Bula constituency described the motion as timely ” adding that the motion will restore sanity in the civil service of the state.”
The lawmakers, after deliberation on the motion, resolved that the HOS, and the AG should appear before it on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
They also resolved to form a committee that will study the report of the sittings and report back to the House for scrutiny .