Stella Dimoko Oyo Dismisses 662 Workers Over Certificate Forgery.


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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Oyo Dismisses 662 Workers Over Certificate Forgery.

The Oyo State Government on Tuesday said 662 civil servants had been dismissed from the state public service for forging the West African Examination Council’s certificates.

The state government added that 2,021 fictitious names of workers and pensioners had been removed from its payroll.

The state Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade, made the disclosure while briefing the press on the decisions made at the State Executive Council meeting which was held on Monday.

Also at the briefing were the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, and the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr. Bashir Olanrewaju.

Eniade said about 684 workers were not found at their duty posts during the last physical verification in the state.

He explained that the state government was restructuring the state public service by ascertaining the quality and quantity of the workforce.

Giving a breakdown of the number of ghost workers in the state, Eniade said there were 1,432 fictitious pensioners’ names, 84 fictitious local governments’ pensioners and 505 fictitious workers in the state civil and public service.

The HoS said they were uncovered during the verification whereby the Bank Verification Number was used to determine the accurate size of the state workforce and pensioners.

He said, “The state government discovered that 662 personnel on its payroll were in possession of forged WAEC certificates which were discovered during the certificate verification handled by Messrs Captain Consulting. Three hundred and five of the personnel were from the local government councils, 152 from various ministries, 149 from the Teaching Service Commission, 28 from parastatals and two from the state Universal Basic Education Board.

“There were 670 workers that were discovered to have submitted forged certificates, eight out of them re-submitted their WAEC certificates for re-verification while the remaining 662 had been summarily dismissed and the onus is now on them to prove that the WAEC certificates in their possession are original.”

Eniade further explained that the exercise was a continuous one as the consultant was expected to extend the verification to the higher institution’s certificates submitted by the state civil and public servants.

He urged workers with fake certificates to voluntarily resign as the government would come after them.

“The level of decadence in the system is embarrassing and this cannot continue. What the government is doing is called self-check. There is financial check, institutional check, quality check and so on. Any organisation or even individual that wants to progress must engage in self-check as standard practice.”

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  1. The governor is really dealing with people in this state. Thank God na dem vote for the man. Up APC carry go, nothing do you.

    1. So because they voted for APC, the government should leave the ghost workers and under performing staff in the system couple with those with certificate forgery ?

      Wetin you dey write these days sef ?

    2. Is about that time. Jeje what are you saying is dealing with the people ? Huh. Nigerians are too corrupt every body is corrupt give them the opportunity and see the devil in them rear it ugly head

    3. Saw dust brain,so ghost workers should be duly paid.

    4. Love me tender,please try and comprehend before you comment. Thank you.

  2. Many would still find their way around it..

  3. I pity my people over there

    *Larry was here*

  4. Hehehehehehe but why they go use fake certificate nau shuo

  5. Replies
    1. But our president no even get certificate talk more of forgery

  6. He should replace the dismissed workers with immediate effect... Imagine after struggling to go to school no work... While some fraudsters with no basic education is working and getting paid...

  7. what do the govt. want to achieve by this? Any way wish me well in my new job.

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  9. Ajimobi,well done.God is watching in 3D

  10. They should employ the ones with authentic certificates to fill the space. It will help reduce unemployment in the state. #my2cent

  11. Normal thing in Nigeria. FUnny thing those in authority are benefitting from it.

  12. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
    Thats nice... All those fools that cant work but needs job... Thats nice....

  13. This is what they do, Dismissing after months of work without pay. Not saying these people were right to work with fake results but many are pensioners which goes to show many in that system are guilty of this.
    1.The ones with connection to the recent government won't be affected.
    2.There won't be employment for the deserving graduates, it will still be connection based employment for few.
    3.These practice is everywhere in the world, Indians leading with going as far as forging medical qualifications. In developed countries people uses friends or families documents to make ends meet for years.
    4.The governor is as guilty as the victims, the allocation from the FG has not been used rightly, owing staffs for months after the FG has offset the bill should attract some punishment too!



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