- A lawmaker's daughter has been sacked for allegedly using fake certificates to work
- Deborah Agbonayinma, allegedly worked with the National Pension Commission (PenCom) with fake foreign and local certificates
- Agbonayinma is the daughter of the federal lawmaker representing Egor/Ikpoba-Okha of Edo state
Deborah Ighiwiyisi Agbonayinma, the daughter of the federal lawmaker and Pension Ad Hoc Committee chairman, Ehionzuwa Johnson Agbonayinma, has allegedly lost her job over fake certificate allegations.
According to a report by The Nation, Agbonayinma was sacked from the National Pension Commission (PenCom) where she had worked for the last three years after it was allegedly discovered that she had been using fake foreign and local university certificates.
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Agbonayinma’s curriculum vitae with which she was employed in PenCom stated that she obtained a B.Sc degree in Accountancy with certificate number 12129 on August 8, 2012 from Irish University Business School located on 219 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ.
However, trouble started for the lawmaker's daughter after a verification committee at PenCom, found that no such university existed as a valid UK degree-awarding institution.
The committee said: ’’We confirmed through the UK government’s site that the university is not recognised as a valid degree-awarding body.”
When the committee rejected her certificate because it was termed ‘fake’, Agbonayinma reportedly brought another degree in Accountancy from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun state to the Commission as a replacement. However, the university also disclaimed the certificate is fake.
The university, in a letter dated February 6, 2019 and signed by the University’s Principal Assistant Registrar in charge of Exams and Records, Mrs O. L. Kaka, told PenCom that Miss Agbonayinma’s academic records and transcripts were fake.
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According to the report, a probe of the documents showed that the Accountancy degree with 09083854 as a matriculation number was not listed as part of her academic qualifications in the original curriculum vitae submitted to PenCom, when she was employed.
When contacted by reporters, the lawmaker refused to comment on the allegations against his daughter.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a high court sitting in Abuja has reportedly nullified the nomination of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun state over alleged use of a fake certificate.
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