The Niger State Government has approved the dismissal of 80 civil servants in the state for allegedly placing themselves on salaries above their current status and entitlement.
The State head of service, Hajiya Salamatu Abubakar,who disclosed this during a press conference in Minna, said that their dismissal was approved by the state Executive Council at its meeting on Thursday.
The Head of Service explained that those affected were uncovered by the salary committee earlier set up by the state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello.
Abubakar added that the report of the committee was submitted to the office of the head of service which transmitted it to the Auditor General for further action,the report was later presented to the state executive council and the dismissal was approved.
The dismissed officers were from the Ministry of Health,Ministry of Education, Hospital Services and Management Board and Primary Health Care Development Agency.
Others were from School of Health Technology, Tunga Magajiya, School of Midwifery, the High Court and Sharia Court of the state Judiciary.