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Niger govt dismisses 764 civil servants over fraudulent activities

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The Niger State Government has dismissed a medical Doctor, five accountants and seven hundred and fifty-eight civil servants for involvement in fraudulent acts and violation of extant rules.

According to Daily Post, a total of 5,258 civil servants have been retired in the past three years.

The Chairman of the Niger State Civil Service Commission, Shehu Yusuf Galadima made the disclosure while briefing Newsmen in Minna.

The Chairman explained that 46 personnel violated the extant rules and after thorough investigations were dismissed.

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He said: “Among them, a Medical Doctor, five Accountants, thirty-one (31) Pension Board staff, two Health workers and four ICT Personnel.

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“Also, three hundred and eighty (380) civil servants were forcefully retired due to their involvement in fraudulent acts of alteration of date of birth or first appointment.”

“328 personnel were dismissed from service after the commission undertook a forensic examination of all certificates they presented during interview and the institutions they purported to have attended declared them as forgeries.

“Since the year 2018, a total of 5,258 civil servants who have completed the mandatory 35 years of Service or have attained the age of 60 have retired voluntarily,” he added.

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