The Kwara State Government has detected 400 cases of certificate forgery among the state and local government workers.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Communications, Dr. Muideen Akorede, at a press briefing after the State Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday, at the Government House, Ilorin.
He noted that after the BVN verification exercise, the State government set up a committee headed by the Head of Service, Hajia Zarah Omar to verify certificates of both the State and local government workers.
Akorede disclosed that the 400 workers detected will be dealt with according to the civil service rules.
He advised other holders of fake certificates who are yet to be detected in the system to voluntarily exit, stressing that if anyone is detected they will not only be subjected to service rules but will be prosecuted.
Similarly, the SSA Media disclosed that the Head of Service attended her last Executive Council meeting on Tuesday as she will retire from the Civil Service on September 1, 2017.
He said the state Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed appreciated Hajia Umar for her meritorious service in the last 35 years in service and wished her success in her future endeavours.
Akorede noted that the governor said the State will continue to leverage on her wealth of experience where necessary.