Lagos Sacks 35 Civil Servants Over Forgery Of Certificates


35 civil servants, including senior executive officers, have been sacked by the Lagos State Government for securing employment into the State Civil Service with forged certificates. The appointments of 13 others were terminated for absenteeism.

Other offences of the sacked workers included misappropriation of funds, diversion of government money for personal use, defrauding the public, loss of government’s vehicles and absence from duty without permission.

Most of the affected workers were discovered to have gained employment into the civil service with forged certificates during the certificate verification exercise carried out by the government.

The list of the sacked public officers was released in a journal published by the state government.

It was gathered that the affected public servants were made to face the Personnel Management Board, PMB, the disciplinary body of the state government, which recommended their immediate sack, after which their sack letters were given to them, before their names were published by the Office of the Head of Service.

Head of Service, Adesegun Ogunlewe, had earlier warned that the government would not tolerate acts of indiscipline and corruption among civil servants as government was bent on repositioning the civil service to meet up with the standard befitting of a mega city like Lagos. [VN]