Jigawa State has commenced verification of primary school teachers across the 27 local government areas of the state.
The state government recently inaugurated a special verification committee to fish out ghost teachers and absentees.
Also, some teachers said to have gone for in-service courses in universities across the world, have graduated but has since refused to report to their place of work.
The action of those teachers compelled the government to further suspend indefinitely in-service training courses and set up special committee to find those involved and other teachers receiving salaries without coming to work, Vanguard reports.
The government was furious that the teachers betrayed its trust by remaining abroad when their expertise was needed back home.
Lamenting the development, the Head of Service, Mohammed Inuwa Tahir, told journalists yesterday that some workers spent 14 to 15 years studying.