Stella Dimoko Screening Committee in Kogi discovered school cert holder employed as Medical Officer in 2009


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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Screening Committee in Kogi discovered school cert holder employed as Medical Officer in 2009

Drama ensued at the venue of the Kogi State Staff Screening Appeal yesterday, Monday 30th January, when a lady, Alalonu Vivian Chinyere Salawu, confessed how one-time Deputy Governor of the State, Dr. Philip Salawu, approved her appointment as Medical Officer on Grade Level 13 Step 6 despite having only a Secondary School Certificate with four credits. She hails from Imo State.

The gory case failed to escape the eagle eyes of members of the Screening Appeal Committee, who raised eyebrows over the lady's case.

Immediately the anomaly was discovered, the culprit was referred to the Quality Assurance Team of the Committee for further interrogation. It was before the team that the cat was let out of the bag.

She said: “The former Deputy Governor, Dr Philip Salawu, directed his Personal Assistant to write the application on my behalf and I was asked to sign. Salawu immediately recommended me for employment as Medical Officer, a directive which was immediately carried out by the Permanent Secretary.

“I was taking the salary to the wife of the former Deputy Governor's wife through her Personal Assistant while they gave me only 15,000 naira every month. When they were about to leave government, Salawu quickly directed I be converted to a Clerical Officer and I was posted out of his office to the Office of the Head of Service.”

Vivian claimed to be married to the younger brother of Grace Salawu, wife of the former Deputy Governor.

Addressing newsmen at the Screening Appeal Centre, a member of the Committee and the Director General on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, said the Screening exercise has been quite revealing.

“We need to applaud the previous committee for doing a great job. The Screening Exercise was aimed at saving the service from imminent collapse and to save the lives of the people. Imagine a secondary school certificate holder employed as Medical Officer. They almost killed this state. For her to come to appeal shows the audacity of fraud.

“These are the people castigating government without telling the world the fraud they have been perpetrating. Governor Yahaya Bello is poised to ensure his reforms in the civil service sails through."

It would be recalled that the State Government decided to give affected workers a window of justice to ventilate their complaints and receive fair hearing.

Cases of certificate forgery, age alteration and unexplained cash inflow into civil servants' accounts have been discovered at the centre.

A complainant, who gave birth at the centre on Saturday, 28th January, was given a one million naira gift by the Governor to take care of the child. When the Governor announced the donation at the centre and handed over the cash to the beneficiary, jubilation erupted at the centre with shouts of “Adoza.”


patt ogar said...


Natasha said...

It's well .

Better pikin, fine geh said...

Hmmm na wa o this days to stay at the top without struggle, its all about who u knw. FINISH! Ibago

Anonymous said...

The stupid woman went to appeal? Imagine the audacity of fraud really. This is crazy! The sooner Nigerians join the real doctors to root for healthcare reforms, the better for everyone.
People can do anything for money and no one knows who will die because of this carelessness. I am sure they are calling her Doc already. Even when she cannot spell her name or write an application. Still LMAO at the fact that she went to appeal. I wonder what will be her line of argument.

Uranium Beauty said...

Mtcheewww....... What about pensioners that have been cleared but are yet to receive salary for d past one year? Not to mention workers that are yet to receive salary too. People are really suffering in kogi. Yes screening to know ghost workers is great but please pay those dat are not ghost workers.

OmoBee said...

The rot in the Nigeria civil service is too much.
The governor should pay the cleared workers already, 13months gbese is too much.
This shouldn't be his excuse for owing them.

Miss Ess said...

This is wicked corruption. The wife of the former deputy governor should be arrested immediately

Anonymous said...

Let me use this opportunity to tell people living in Ekwulobia, anambra state to flee from Muodebe Memorial Hospital Agba Ekwulobia. That man did not even attend secondary school. He is just doing trial and error with people's lives. His wife died of breast cancer as a result of his wickedness, instead of taking her to the hospital he used rope to tie the affected breast so tight and left it to rot and fall off, not knowing that he is causing the cancer to spread. This woman died a painful death, before she died, her best friend moved in, got pregnant and married the man. She is dead now and the man has another wife.
When a you have a quack, it is the immediate family that might suffer the first set of disaster sooner or later.
His brother is Rev Fr Fisher, he asks his roman catholic faithful to patronise his brother and because he is a respected priest these sheeples will travel from other towns to the Shiloh of healthcare as they were told. A boy once came take injection for malaria, he walked in with both feet, bike was waiting for him outside, they went to give him injection inside the head and he died instantly. This man has been there for over 20years. He has no form of qualification. People troop in there based on the recommendation from the church.
The rev fr has passed on now. Don't know if he's aware his brother is a psychopathic quack.

Anonymous said...

Kai! Only in my state kogi, SMH!

Justyswt said...

Hmmmm, the kind of fraud being perpetrated in this country is just too much.

Opeyemi said...

So many anomalies being perpetrated in the system of governance by the custodians.

We need total over hauling.

Opeyemi said...

So many anomalies being perpetrated in the system of governance by the custodians.

We need total over hauling.

Intelligentsia princess said...

End time medical doctor.

Anonymous said...

Just 15k???

The wife of the former deputy gov was such a wicked soul!!!

So she couldn't allow her sis-inlaw enjoy her complete salary???

Very greedy woman,,i hope she suffers in anguish.

Barr. Oma said...

That deputy governor and the wife should also be charged with the woman. Heaven help us in this sick country

charitybino said...

Just imagine the rot in civil service

adepeju oke said...

Things they happen for this naija.Ha! Medical graduates they find job as medical officers, them no get,school cert holder dey level 13. God dey.

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

Chai Igbo babe you fall hand ooo. You allow them use you by dashing you their useless brother to marry. Na wa for this lady. I hope you made some money

Happy for the lady given 1m. Your baby will continue bringing you good luck

Elixir said...

I don't even want to imagine how many of such we have in the system.

Arsenal Firstlady said...

There are still thousands of them across the states in the country. While graduates loom around without a job. Wicked people. While not give it to someone with qualifications? Out of their selfishness, they wouldn't. Devil punish Satan.

Anonymous said...

What's useless about a man from Kogi State?
Did they force her to marry him?
Did they put a gun to her brain to accept the criminal job?
You are a foolish, generalising, animalistic idiot for that insult on Kogi men.

John Edet said...

You are saving yourself a great deal of headache. The rot is out of this world. I wonder how the white does it, though not 100% innocent their corrupt level is nothing compared to what we have in Nigeria..

Opeyemi said...

Na real wa! U can just imagine. Please write a petition on this to the ministry of health.

Really sickening!

God's gift said...

Yeye screening by unseasoned illiterates. I know holders of Ph.D in kogi university and Vc who have been ask to resign. Some where asked to swear to an affidavit that they'll never apeal even on good ground. My people are suffering. God will judge all evils going on in kogi state.

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