No fewer than 764 civil servants have been sacked by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led government of Niger State.
Society gazette understand that the government workers were relieved of their duties for involvement in fraudulent acts and violation of extant rules.
The development was confirmed to newsmen today in Minna, the state capital by Chairman of the Niger State Civil Service Commission, Shehu Yusuf Galadima.
Galadima revealed that a total of five thousand, two hundred and fifty-eight (5,258) civil servants have been retired in the past three years in the state.
He noted that 46 personnel violated the extant rules and after thorough investigations were dismissed. Galadima went further to explain that a medical doctor and five accountants were among those dismissed.
He said: “Among them, a Medical Doctor, five Accountants, thirty-one (31) Pension Board staff, two Health workers and four ICT Personnel.
“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”
On certificate racketeering, he explained that 328 personnel were dismissed from service after the commission undertook a forensic examination of all certificates they presented during an interview and the institutions they purported to have attended declared them as forgeries.
He added: “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.“
Meanwhile, the Niger State government has declared that it can’t be scared by the activities of bandits terrorizing the state.
Society gazette reports that the state governor stated this as he launched the Niger Special Vigilante Corps (NSVC) comprising nine vigilante groups and equipped them with ten Hilux vans and 20 motorcycles to aid their operations.