Katsina Manpower Audit, Verification Exercise Not Meant To Witch-Hunt Any Civil Servant — Rumah, Committee Chairman

The Katsina State Commit­tee set up to undertake man­power audit and verification exercise has swung into ac­tion through an interactive session with Directors of Administration and sup­plies now holding in brief as heads of Ministries Depart­ments and Agencies-MDAs in the state.

In a statement by Has­san Mohammed Tukur, a member of the committee made available to newsmen in Katsina on Friday, the Chairman of the commit­tee, Alhaji Rabi’u Abdu Ru­mah informed the Directors that the present manpower audit differs from the previ­ous exercises carried out by successive administrations from 1999 to date.

As part of the campaign promises of Dr Dikko Umar Radda, he said the issue of public service reforms is to eliminate the politicisation of the civil service in the state.

He, therefore, solicit the cooperation, support and understanding of the Direc­tors to enable the committee to achieve its mandate.

Rumah cautioned the Directors against allowing some of their staff to be missed out in the manpow­er audit and verification exercise as the exercise is not meant to witch-hunt any civil servant as being rumoured around.

According to him, the June Salary has been given to the committee as baseline for the audit and verifica­tion of civil servants in the state.

“The committee was not set up by Governor Dikko Radda to witch hunt any civil servant but to correct anomalies within the ser­vice, frowning at situations where a grade level twelve officer will be appointed to head an agency of govern­ment with civil servants on grade level sixteen as unit heads.