The Bauchi State Judiciary has vetoed the redeployment of 404 staff formerly engaged by the judiciary to other ministries, departments, and agencies, MDAs in the state.
WikkiTimes learned that the move was initiated by the erstwhile administration of Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar having observed the gross number of unqualified staff in the service of the judiciary in the state.
Chief of Registrar Bauchi of State High Court of Justice Barrister Sublim Emanuel Danjuma disclosed this to reporters in a press briefing in his office.
He said that affected staff are non-law-related graduates, adding that most of them were ab intio employed to serve as cleaners.
The Chief Registrar allayed fears of the concerned staff that they will be victimized or short-changed.
“let me use this medium to inform you of the approval granted by His Excellency, Governor Bala Mohammed for the deployment of 404 staff of the Bauchi State High Court of Justice to other ministries, departments, and agencies
“The exercise started in 2016 by the administration of former Governor MA Abubakar wherein he muted the idea of putting square pegs in square holes.
“It was discovered that the judiciary is staffed with Petro Chemical Engineers, Civil, Electronic
and Mechanical Engineers Architects, Mass Communication Professionals, Laboratory Technologists, Quantity Surveyors, Community Health Officers, and many more.
“All of these courses have no place in the judiciary,” Barrister Sublime said.
He said the implication of them being in the employ of Bauchi State High Court of Justice is that they cannot proceed above grade level 14, whereas, in relevant ministries, departments and agencies they have the potential to rise up to the level of a Director or even Permanent Secretary
The Chief Registrar said that the plethora of unqualified staff filled the Bauchi State High Court of Justice with unprofessional amounting to over 2000 staff on its payroll. After the recent verification of staff of the High Court, the figure was trimmed down to about 1800 staff.