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The Federal Government has detected over 1,500 workers who presented fake letters of employment to its verification committee in the past year.

Over 1,000 culprits were said to have been discovered in one ministry while 500 others found in other ministries, departments and agencies during a service-wide verification exercise will be delisted from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in her keynote address at the ‘National Policy Dialogue on Entrenching Transparency in Public Office Recruitment in Nigeria,’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, in Abuja on Tuesday.

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Dr Yemi-Esan said the Federal Government has suspended the salary of 3,000 civil servants who failed to present themselves for verification, adding that the verification exercise was meant to eradicate fake and illegal recruitment in government agencies.


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