The Kano State government has sacked 3, 234 staff due to their ineligibility to be employed in the Civil Service.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Abudullahi Baffa Bichi disclosed this to journalists on Friday.
Bichi said their sack followed the government’s decision to implement a report of the committee on screening and verification of employment conducted by the immediate past administration.
The SSG also disclosed that the Governor approved the reinstatement of a total of 9,332 staff across 51 MDAs that were found eligible by the committee.
He noted that they were reinstated after due observations and having regard to the recommendation of the Technical Committee,
Bichi said, “The verification committee report was received by the Government and its salient observations and recommendations were noted and accepted.
The majority of the employment was not captured in the 2023 Approved Budget and a significant percentage of those employed had neither applied nor indicated interest to serve which form a major aspect of employment requirement.
“Most of those employed did not undergo processes of screening and recruitment interviews as expected by the service regulations; employed were found to have suspicious or forged certificates, while many non-indigenes were employed despite a large number of qualified unemployed indigenes roaming.
“The employment did not take into consideration the actual manpower needs of the respective MDAs but was influenced by the desire to tie down the new Administration financially; our streets and those employed were wrongly placed through deployment to non-career posts or the calling of their respective qualifications.”
He explained that the committee, in view of the number of those employed, broke into three panels to handle the screening of the 12,566 as against the 10,800 earlier reported.