Bauchi sacks civil servant over misconduct, promotes 32 others

Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Bauchi state government has dismissed from service, one, Sani Mohammed Tirwun, a Secretarial Assistant II of the Bauchi State Hospitals Management Board over alleged offense bordering on what the state’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) described as serious misconduct.

The dismissal order which was contained in a press release signed and issued to Journalists by the Commission’s Information Officer, Saleh Umar, announced that 32 other civil servants were upgraded to various levels.

“The Bauchi State Civil Service Commission has dismissed one Sani Mohammed Tirwun, a Secretarial Assistant II of the Bauchi State Hospitals Management Board for an act of serious misconduct”, the press release dated 5th October, 2023 said.

It added that the Commission considered the dismissal during it’s 22nd plenary session held at the Conference Hall of the Commission on 5th October, 2023.

“Sani Mohammed was found guilty by the Disciplinary Committee of the Hospitals Management Board for falsification of record, issuance of fake appointment letters, illegal posting of illegal staff, faking of the Board’s Staff Officer’s signature and alteration of posting letter”, the commission revealed.

According to the press release, the action of Sani contradicts Chapter (4) Section 4 Rule 108, item xvii, xiv, xv of Bauchi State Public Service Regulation 2017 (reviewed version) that dealt with aforementioned offences as serious misconduct and liable to dismissal.

“Beside all these, the Officer was also alleged to have collected over one million Naira (1,000,000) for the purpose of issuance of fake appointment letters as well as collecting the sum of N250,000, N200,000 and N150,000 respectively for inserting the victims among the approved posting”, the CSC further explained.

It said that the Officer in answer to a query letter issued to him by the Hospitals Management Board confessed to the crime.

“Therefore, the Officer’s dismissal was approved with effect from 1st October, 2023”, the commission said.

“On the other hand, the light-hearted aspect of the sitting was the consideration of 37 Officers from four (4) Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that includes Hospitals Management Board, Special School Management and Bauchi Radio Corporation (BRC)”, CSC added.

It said, among the Candidates, 3 Officers have been recommended for appointment as Directors, 1 contract appointment while 32 other candidates were upgraded as House Officers, Pharmacists, Nurses, Midwives, Radiographers and Physiotherapists.

The Information officer said that the Chairman of the Commission Alh. Abubakar Usman, Madakin Bunun Bauchi who presided over the sitting reiterated the Commission’s consistence in the discharge of its assignment under his leadership.

The Press release stressed that the Chairman of the commission while lamenting the action of the dismissed Officer, pointed out that what he did was unbearable and dishonest.

The commission which called on job Seekers to be extra careful with such people, advised the victims to get redress at the appropriate Agencies.

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