FG uncovers 1,500 civil servants with fake appointment letters

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The Federal Government says it has uncovered over 1,500 workers who joined the Federal Civil Service with fake appointment letters.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan, who said this yesterday in Abuja, vowed to delist them from the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).

Yemi-Esan was speaking at an event organized by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, a research and training arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

She added that over 1 thousand persons were said to have been discovered in one ministry while 500 others were found in other ministries, departments and agencies during a service-wide verification exercise.

The head of service said the Federal Government would spare no effort to remove their names from the IPPIS to serve as deterrent to others.