The Chief Judge of Bauchi State, Justice Talatu Umar, has said no fewer than 55 ghost workers have been discovered in the state judiciary.
She disclosed this in her speech at the commencement of the 2019/2020 legal year held at the Bauchi State High Court Complex.
Umar said in order to sanitise the payroll of the judiciary and weed out ghost workers, a committee had been constituted.
She called on the citizens of the state to come with genuine complaints on any erring and judicial officer.
On the performance of judiciary in the last legal year, the CJ said the high court generated N35,682,498.00 from fees and fines.
Umar who stated that 974 civil and criminal cases were filed within the period and commended the Bauchi State Governor for his support and respect for the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.
In his address, the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, said he would do everything possible to promote the ethics of the judiciary and uphold the rule of law.
Mohammed said since assuming office, he had strived hard to justify the mandate given to him by the people of the state by being prudent, equitable and fair.
He pledged to remain an advocate of justice, fair play, the rule of law and the independence of the judiciary.