On Ghost Workers: Zulum Inaugurates Committee To Review Identity Of 624 Teachers

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Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum has ordered a review of Primary School teachers’ verification exercise conducted in December 2020, which found 7,794 ghost teachers among 22,556 teachers across the 27 LGAs of the State. 

Zulum had set up a Primary School Teachers Verification Committee, chaired by Dr. Shettima Kullima, former Chairman of Borno State Universal Basic Education Board. 

The Nigerian Union Teachers (NUT) in Borno State however complained that of the 7,794 ghost workers, about 624 teachers were believed to have been wrongly included in the ghost workers’ list. 

Governor Zulum in response, set up a review Committee which he inaugurated on Friday in Maiduguri.

The Committee is to review two reports submitted to the Governor on teachers’ verification and a Biometric Data Capture of Local Government Staff and Local Education Authorities.

Zulum appointed the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Jidda Shuwa as Chairman of the Committee, the State’s Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs, Sugun Mai Mele as Vice Chairman, while members include representatives of the Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT), the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), and some top Government officials relevant to the Committee’s terms of reference. 

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