The Bauchi State Government has released 779.8 million for the renovation of the Secretariat complex.
The Head of Civil Service, Malam Yahuza Ningi, added that the renovation was part of government efforts to provide conducive working environment for the civil servants by enhancing their welfare for optimal performance.
Malam Ningi explained that the complex which was built in 1983 has become a shadow of its former self and hence the need for general rehabilitation.
He further noted that the renovation will be in three phases which include the reconstruction of the connecting access road within the edifice, rehabilitation of the electrical works and erection of a perimeter fence.
“We are fully committed and determined to settle the outstanding backlog of pension and gratuity owned by the retired civil servants”.
He said government has engaged a private consulting firm that would evaluate the pensions and gratuities owned by retired workers.
“The issues will be resolved once and for all, with the capturing of data of serving civil servant that has two and three years to retirement. His office will work in collaboration with the Pension Commission for accuracy and reliability.”