Kwara Sacks 35 Workers Over Certificate Forgery

Channels Television  
Updated February 26, 2013

The Kwara state government has sacked 35 civil servants for certificate forgery and may soon charge them to court for the inappropriate act.

The state Head of Service, Dabarako Muhammad announced this in an interview with Channels Television correspondent in Ilorin.

He noted that his office conducted random checks of original copies of credentials by verifying from the higher institutions attended by the workers before discovering that 35 out of the 250 screened were fake.

While three people possess same certificate with same number, course and graduated same year, others who had ordinary pass changed their grades to second class lower among other discrepancies.

The Head of Service announced that the culprits had benefited from promotions based on the certificates presented until the discovery.

He described the exercise as on going and threatened that those caught might be handed over to police for prosecution.