The Bauchi State government has warned any of its Civil Servants caught extorting money from their colleagues in the name of ‘computer verification form’ would be severely dealt with.
The State Head of Service, Alh Liman Bello, gave the warning, while addressing newsmen in his office in Bauchi on the outcome of the promotion exams of Civil Servants in the State.
He further warned them against any form of sharp practice that would frustrate the better services and smear the good image of the Civil Service in the state.
While expressing sadness over the attitudes of some civil servants, he said “I received with dismay a report that money was collected from some suspected civil servants before issuance of the computerized form, meant for verification and screening of staff. It was categorically stated that N1000 is collected per form; it’s disgusting.”
In a frowning tone, he said, “Let me seize this opportunity to inform the general public and, in fact the civil servants and pensioners that, the report getting into my office indicates that the computerization forms being distributed to civil servants have been sold by unsuspected public officers to civil servants. I want to warn those affected or those in the act to desist from such behaviours, because the forms are not for sale.”
He stated that, the computerized forms were meant for distribution to civil servants and pensioners in the state free, and urged the perpetrators to desist from the ‘sharp acts’ or else face the full rage of the law.
Speaking on the Promotion Examination, he disclosed that, the results are out for onward distribution to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, adding that the result of the promotion exams, which took place on 29 December, 2016, are ready, and the Examination Board has since sat and deliberated on the results and have adopted them. The results, he said, would be dispatched to all ministries, departments and agencies as directed by my office, for immediate processing of promotion cases.”
The Head of Service further explained that, out of the 1599 civil servants that sat for the exams, 158 passed, representing 97.27 percent, adding that, “that is that is encouraging.”
According to him, the promotion exams will not qualify persons for promotion only, but will serve as source of knowledge acquisition to civil servants in the state.
Alh Bello also stated that his office is making efforts to procure and distribute all the regulatory books guiding the Civil Service Rules, such as Financial Instructions (FI), Store Regulations, Procurement Act and the Scheme of Service, in order to guide the civil servants for effective and better performance.