More startling revelations have come out of the ongoing screening of all categories of civil servants in Niger State as 80 per cent of staff of the state Ministry of Education have been uncovered to be in the service for several years with forged certificates.
Already, the principal actor of a syndicate behind printing of the fake certificates of the state College of Education, COE, Minna has been arrested by the state police command.
Chairman of the screening committee and state Commissioner for Works, Mr Ibrahim Panti, who made this known while answering questions from journalists in Minna, also said five members of staff of the institution(COE), Minna, have also been arrested by the state Police and had made useful statements as investigations continue.
The commissioner said the suspected printer had admitted during interrogation that he had printed and sold out unspecified number of such fake certificates to many students, which they have used and were still using to secure employment within and outside the state.
The commissioner revealed that most of those uncovered to be having the fake certificates could not even write their names correctly neither could they communicate in simple English language.
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