Bauchi state Local Governments Service Commission has received a pat on back over its recent promotion of 1, 703 staff of Toro Local Government Council in the state.
Toro Local Government Head of Administration, Yakubu Bala Dansidi who noted that the promotion of 1, 703 out of 2, 030 staff in its payroll was unprecedented, said the gesture would go a long way in boosting the staff morale.
Dansidi, who was speaking while receiving members of Democratic Enlightenment Initiative (DEI), a non-governmental organization that paid him a visit recently, alleged that the council’s staff have been neglected by successive past administrations in the state in terms of promotion.
Alhaji Yakubu Dansidi also commended the Governor Mohammed Abubakar-led administration for the renovation of 194 schools out of the 309 primary and 86 junior secondary schools in the Local Government Area, a feat he described as exceptional in the history of education in the area.
These achievements, he said, were in addition to the pupils feeding in most of the council’s schools, provision of water hand-pumps and conveniences, as well as teaching and learning materials in the schools, among others.
He explained that the educational structure renovation included all the Universal Primary Education (UPE) schools established in 1976, while three other model schools in the area were earmarked for complete renovation and fencing.
The Toro council chief however decried non-payment of allowances to education supervisors who keeps teachers on their toes in the efforts to promote education growth and development, and called on the state government to provide financial assistance to the Local Government in this regard.
Dansidi, similarly commended the state government for the deployment of military operatives to ward-off criminals taking shelter in the Local Government forest, saying the area hitherto record about 15 cases of kidnapping on daily basis, and expressed delight that people in the area now enjoy relative peace.
The head of administration also thumped-up for Governor Mohammed Abubakar, particularly in the area of roads construction, intervention on education and health sectors, security, youths and women empowerment, and humanitarian services.
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