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OSUN: 769 civil servants working with forged certificates

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The Osun State Government said it has discovered that 769 of civil servants in the state entered service with forged certificates.

The state government disclosed this on Friday in a statement, adding that a total of. 102 drivers and 30 others will be spared on compassionate grounds, while 586 workers will be punished.

The state government, in the statement signed by the Supervisor of the Ministry of Information and Strategy, Lani Baderinwa, Supervisor, added that of a firm of consultants, The Captain Consultants, made the discovery.

The Captain Consultants was engaged five years ago by the state government to screen the documents of its workers.

The statement reads: “At the commencement of the screening in 2015, civil servants in the state were asked to submit their credentials for their files, from which The Captain Consultants got access to their results and began the verification.

“Every result submitted by each of the workers was verified in their various secondary schools and tertiary institutions. Some of the workers who were suspected to have forged/fake results were summoned by the firm and asked to present their original results or go to their various schools for either attestation or re-confirmation.

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“The firm on its own approached the schools to confirm the results of the affected workers.

“The verification process uncovered serious certificate infractions on the part of some of the workers in ministries, departments and agencies.

“In some cases, as discovered during the verification process, some of the affected workers used other people’s certificates, while some forged their secondary and post-secondary schools’ certificates to secure jobs in the civil service.

“It was discovered that some of those employed as drivers submitted forged O’Level results.”

Timothy Enietan-Matthews

Timothy is a versatile journalist, down to earth with a critical and curious mind.

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Timothy Enietan-Matthews

Timothy is a versatile journalist, down to earth with a critical and curious mind.