Gombe State government on Tuesday announced the recovery of N77, 340,484 from 901 employees of the state local government areas, who are now either suspended or under investigation.
Commissioner for Finance Muhammad Magaji made the announcement while addressing reporters at the Treasury House in Gombe.
He said in continuation of the state’s new biometric exercise, 731 workers have been suspended with salaries amounting to N57, 682, 403.71.
Similarly, the commissioner said 117 employees with salaries amounting to N19, 658,080 are under investigation for not fulfilling the required attendance for this month.
The grand total suspension from the payroll for the month of September is 731 staff with salaries amounting to N57, 682,403.71. Total number of staff under investigation are 117 staff with salaries amounting to N19,658,080. Grand total for both suspension and investigation, 901 staff with salaries amounting to N77,340,484.19, he said.
In Akko Secondary Health Facilities, Magaji said:
We have 443 staff, who did not fulfill the requirements for attendance with salaries amounting to N48.135 million. They have been suspended from the payroll and will be investigated as to why they did not fulfill the requirements for attendance.
For the enrollment in the month of September in Balanga Local Government, 26 staff did not show up during the enrollment exercise with salary amounting to N750, 592.61. They have been suspended from the pay roll, he said.
According to him, at the moment, the biometric exercise has enrolled 10 local government areas out of 11 and it is currently enrolling Funakaye, which is the last local government area.
He said after the enrolment,
we will now embark on general mop up exercise for both the state and the local government areas. This mop up will ensure that those who are left out during the exercise will also be given the opportunity to show up and be captured. After that, enrolment will be for new civil servants who will be employed.