Kaduna State Government has sacked 65 primary school teachers in Sanga Local Government Area of the state.
The state said the teachers were “illegally recruited.”
Auditor of the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Tandat Katuma, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Friday.
The development came after the chairman of Sanga LGA, Charles Danladi, raised the alarm during the state’s Joint Account Committee headed by the deputy governor that anomaly was detected through the over-bloated wage bill of the teachers, which kept increasing every month without new employment.
After the meeting SUBEB was mandated to investigate the matter.
“After our investigation, we confirmed that 65 teachers were illegally recruited in the area; and their appointments have been terminated,” Katuma said.
He said 16 out of the 65 sacked teachers were among the primary school teachers that failed the competency test in the LGA in 2017, but were illegally recruited.