65 primary school teachers who were allegedly recruited illegally have been sacked in Kaduna State.
Mr Tandat Katuma, Auditor of the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Auditor, confirmed the development on Friday.
The council Chairman, Mr Charles Danladi, who announced the sack of the teachers on Wednesday alleged that the anomaly was detected through the over-bloated wage bill of the teachers, which kept increasing every month without new employment.
He further stated that 16 out of the 65 were among the primary school teachers that failed the competency test but were illegally reappointed while the remaining 51 were illegally recruited during the first and second batches of the recruitment of 25,000 qualified teachers.
They were allegedly recruited illegally in Sanga Local Government Area of the state.
Danladi added that SUBEB official involved in the illegal recruitment exercise had been sanctioned.
Mr Danladi alleged that the anomaly was detected through the over-bloated wage bill of the teachers, which kept increasing every month without new employment.
To this effect, an alarm was raised.
He said Mr Danladi raised the alarm during the state’s Joint Account Committee Meeting, being chaired by the deputy governor and that SUBEB was asked to investigate the allegation.
“After our investigation, we confirmed that 65 teachers were illegally recruited in the area.
“Their appointments have been terminated.