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Osun workers risk mass sack over certificate scandal

OSUN: 769 civil servants working with forged certificates

It has been revealed that about 769 Osun State workers are at risk of being dismissed as the state government concludes verification of their credentials.

The government spokesman, Adelani Baderinwa, in a statement in Osogbo on Friday evening explained that a firm, The Captain Consultants, engaged by the state Government five years ago to verify the result and other necessary documents of the workers in the state, has completed its assignment and submitted its report.

He said: “At the commencement of the screening exercise in 2015, all the civil servants in the state were asked to submit their credentials in their personal files, from which the Captain Consultants firm got access to their results and begun the verification exercise.

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“Each and every result submitted by the workers were verified in their various secondary schools, post 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 original results or go to their various schools for either attestation or re-confirmation.

“The firm, on its own approached the schools for ‘confirmation of results’ of the affected workers for which they were obliged.

Baderinwa said the verification process uncovered serious certificate infraction on the part of some of the workers across Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Government.

He said “In some cases, as discovered in the verification process, some of the affected workers used another person’s result, while some forged their secondary and post secondary schools results to secure job in the civil service.”

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