The Bayelsa State Advisory Committee on Public Service Reforms has said it will recommend the sack of civil servants indicted for absenteeism and wage bill fraud.
The Chairman of the committee and paramount ruler of Twon-Brass Kingdom, King Alfred Diete-Spiff, who spoke to stakeholders in Brass Local Government Area of the state, said the ongoing reforms had shown that workers would be dropped from the service.
Diette-Spiff said: “Some workers have to be dropped. We cannot have people that do not work but are receiving salaries. We cannot have people whose names appear in different payment vouchers.”
Spiff, who is also the Chairman of the Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers, noted that local government funds were meant for developmental projects and not for payment of salaries.