Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state on Friday inaugurated a seven-member committee to review the circumstances that led to the disengagement of over 7,000 staff of the 13 local governments of the state.
The workers were disengaged in August 2011.
Al-Makura, while inaugurating the committee, said that the action became necessary in view of the concerns generated by the disengagement of the staff.
He said as a responsible government, he decided to constitute the committee.
According to Al-Makura, the committee’s terms of reference include the appraisal of the circumstances for the recruitment and disengagement of the affected staff.
Others are verification of the actual number of staff engaged during the period and to advise government on appropriate course of action.
He gave the committee three weeks to submit its report.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that members of the committee include Alhaji Muhammed Danazimi, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs (Chairman); Mr Innocent Lagi, Commissioner for Justice and Mr Hamza Elayo, Commissioner for Information and Ethical Orientation.
Others are Mr Godiya Akwashiki, Majority Leader of the state assembly, Mr Francis Orogu also from the state assembly; Alhaji Musa Mustapha, Chairman Local Government Service Commission and Alhaji Sule Osuza, Director Administration and Supplies of the Ministry for Rural and Community Development. (NAN)