1,500 Federal workers with fake employment letters uncovered

Folasade Yemi-Esan

Folasade Yemi-Esan: head of federal civil service

The Federal Government on Tuesday said it has uncovered 1,500 federal workers working in the system with fake employment letters.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in her keynote address at the ‘National Policy Dialogue on Entrenching Transparency in Public Office Recruitment in Nigeria.’

The event was organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, in Abuja.

Yemi-Esan said in March last year, the office was informed of the detection of fake letters of employment presented in some ministries.

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She said for instance, in the past year, in one ministry alone, over 1,000 individuals bearing fake letters of appointment were detected.

Yemi-Esan said it was disheartening to point out that the office recently received a report from the Federal Civil Service Commission forwarding the names of over 500 people in various MDAs in possession of fake letters of appointment and which are to be delisted from the IPPIS platform.

She added that following the outcome of the Service-Wide Verification Exercise for officers recruited from 2013 – 2020, the Federal Civil Service Commission had also requested the suspension of the salaries of over 3,000 officers across the MDAs who failed to appear for the exercise pending further clearance.

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