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Alleged secret employment ongoing in Plateau Civil Service‎ - Plateau House of Assembly

Plateau State House of Assembly has alleged that there is ongoing secret employment in the state’s Civil Service.
Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi, raised the allegation in Jos, when the Head of Service, Mr Izam Azi, led senior officers to defend the 2017 budget before the House Committee on Appropriation.

Gagdi said, “There is this strong rumour making rounds that people are being secretly employed into the civil service, and you will do us a lot of good if you can provide explanations.”
In his response, Azi debunked the allegation and described it as ”mere rumour.”
According to him, the embargo placed on employment was still in force, and until it was lifted no employment could be carried out.
”To the best of my knowledge, there is no employment going on in the state,” he said.
The Head of Service, however, said there was need for recruitment.
”We are aware of the fact that we have shortage of personnel in some ministries and we are working on a modality to fill up the gap.
”We have presented this before the governor and soon we shall do something.
”It may not be 100% done, but critical sectors in dire need will be considered,” he said.