Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Mimiko Restores Salaries of 2,200 Workers With False Documents

Akure — Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko has approved the restoration on the state payroll, names of over 2, 200 workers who were discovered to have falsified their records during a recent verification exercise carried out by the state government.

Salaries of the affected workers who falsified their ages among other related offences were withheld following their indictment in the exercise carried out in both the state civil service and the local government service commission.

Head of Service, Mr.Toyin Akinkuotu, disclosed this in Akure yesterday while briefing journalists on the decisions of the state government on the report of the verification exercise.

The briefing was attended by the Special Adviser to the Governor on union matters, Comrade Dayo Fadahunsi and leaders of workers' unions in the state. Akinkuotu said those whose names were removed from the vouchers would be returned with effect from December 2013 after submitting a clearance letter from the HOS's office. The Head of Service said workers in the employment of TESCOM yet to submit their primary school certificates had been directed to do so within two weeks, but with a proviso that those who default should be formally disengaged after due process.

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