FCT Minister Okays Sack Of 18 workers For Certificate Forgery, Age Falsification

FCTMinister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, has approved the compulsory retirement of 18 workers for involvement in age falsification and certificate forgery.

The affected workers were found out during the biometric screening carried out by the FCT Administration on staff data irregularities.

The minister in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mohammad Sule, in Abuja on Sunday, said the interim report of the Implementation Committee submitted by the firm that handled the exercise established and confirmed 18 cases of age falsification and certificate forgery.

The statement said the minister ordered that further clarifications and assessments be carried out on 11 officers with pending remarks and on 59 officers, who were yet to respond to the queries issued them through their respective secretariats, departments and agencies.

The statement added that the minister had further directed that the Implementation Committee should carry out a thorough certificate verification of all staff employed from 2006 to date, including all certificates acquired from 2006 by serving officers to date.

The FCT minister further instructed that the salaries of 156 officers that were verified and cleared be restored with immediate effect from the date their salaries were stopped.