Ongoing screening in Taraba state is not meant to sack the state civil servants but to correct the wrong done by the previous administrations, Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku has said.
Speaking with Nigerian Pilot yesterday through his media aide, Slyvanus Giwa, governor Ishaku informed that his administration would flush out people who gained employment into the state civil service through the back door.
All employment in the state from 2012 to 2014, according to him, were not done according to the laid down civil service rules.
Some as explained by the governor had claimed to be university graduates while they were not, and “this is why it has become necessary for the state government to carry out the screening exercise.”
He insisted that the measure was to harmonize the state civil service but not to retrench civil servants, adding that it was to ensure that only those who were genuinely employed were retained in the service of government
According to him, his administration was out to block all leakages in government, as he noted that the era of managing corrupt hands were gone, adding that, this informed the choice of the screening exercise to ascertain those who were genuinely employed.
Ishaku also pledged that his administration would restructure all the sectors of the economy of the state for better performance, stressing that he was more interested in the development of the state.

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