- Many workers at the Ministry of Education in Niger state are using forged certificates according to a committee
- Specifically, the committee said 80% of those working there are guilty
- Meanwhile, the criminals behind the printing of the fake certificates have been arrested
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In what will come as a big surprise to many Nigerians, a state's Ministry of Education has been discovered to have 80% of its workers using fake certificates.
The discovery was made by a committee set up by the Niger state government to screen all categories of civil servants in the state.
This was disclosed by the chairman of the screening committee, Ibrahim Panti.
According to him, some people specialise in printing fake certificates of the state College of Education, Minna.
The chairman said the forgers have been apprehended by the state police command while five members of staff of the institution (COE) have been arrested by the police, Vanguard reports.
“The screening has been so revealing that 80 per cent staff of the state Ministry of Education is not genuinely certificated.
“During the exercise, many of them could not even write their names or speak correct English.
“Most of them are teachers and one wonders the type of knowledge they have been imparting on the students,” the chairman lamented.
Going further, he said all those involved had been sacked and would be replaced with those with genuine certificates.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the state government sacked no fewer than 80 civil servants from the civil service for their gross conduct.
The decision of the state executive council was made known to journalists on Friday, September 11, at the Government House Minna, during a post council briefing.
The council during an investigation had discovered that the dismissed officers were involved in fraudulent acts of placing themselves on allowances above their status in the civil service.
In other news, Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, ordered the reopening of schools and also permitted churches and mosques in the state to resume full services.
According to the governor, mosques can hold their prayers five times daily while churches can also commence weekly services.
The governor said churches and mosques should resume their full services.
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