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Niger gov’t sacks 374 workers, 380 forcefully retired for forgery

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A total of 374 civil servants with the Niger State Government have been sacked while another 380 were forcefully retired for violating the existing laws.

They were also accused of fraudulent acts of alteration of date of birth and first appointment.

The state government also promoted 6835 civil servants in various cadres to the next grade.

This was revealed by the chairman of the state civil service commission, Alhaji Sheu Yusuf Galadima, at a press briefing in Minna on Tuesday.

“It is on record that the Commission is committed to ensuring a disciplined workforce, well position for efficient and effective service delivery.

“To this end, 46 personnel discovered to have violated the extant rules were summarily dismissed after thorough investigation and interviewed with the affected personnel.

“Among them is a medical doctor, 31 pension board staff, five accountants, two health workers and four ICT personnel.

“Also, 380 civil servants were forcefully retired due to their involvement in fraudulent acts of alteration of date of birth or first appointment,” he said.

He further disclosed not less than 328 personnel were also dismissed from service after the Commission undertook a forensic examination of all certificates pledged by personnel during their interview for their respective jobs, adding that the institutions they purported to have attended declared their claims as “forgeries”.

The State, which has about 24,000 staff, said it had recruited 1,133 youths to fill the existing vacancies across ministries and departments in the areas of critical need such as health, education, the state fire services among others

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