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FG Detects 1500 Workers With Fake Appointment Letters

Over 1,500 workers who joined the Federal Civil Service with fake appointment letters in the past year have been uncovered. According to a report, over 1,000 of such workers were said to have been discovered in one ministry while another 500 were found in other ministries, departments and agencies during a service-wide verification exercise. The…”
Yusuf
April 5, 2022 6:57 pm

Over 1,500 workers who joined the Federal Civil Service with fake appointment letters in the past year have been uncovered.

According to a report, over 1,000 of such workers were said to have been discovered in one ministry while another 500 were found in other ministries, departments and agencies during a service-wide verification exercise.

The names of the identified persons will be delisted from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System of the Federal Government

This was made known at the ‘National Policy Dialogue on Entrenching Transparency in Public Office Recruitment in Nigeria,’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, in Abuja on Tuesday.

Speaking at the programme, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation said that her administration has taken decisive steps to nip in the bud the alarming sharp practices and acts of impunity being perpetrated on the IPPIS, as well as to purge the system of all infiltrations.

She stated, “It would be recalled that in March last year, the office informed of the detection of fake letters of employment presented in some ministries. For instance, in the past year, in one ministry alone, over 1,000 individuals bearing fake letters of appointment were detected.

“In the light of the aforementioned, it is disheartening to point out that the office recently received a report from the Federal Civil Service Commission forwarding the names of over 500 persons in various MDAs in possession of fake letters of appointment and which are to be delisted from the IPPIS platform.”

The programme was attended by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, the Provost, Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, Prof Olatunde Babawale, Prof Isaac Obasi and other dignitaries.

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