by Akan Ido
Eighteen staff of the Federal Capital Territory have been compulsorily retired for alleged age falsification and certificate forgery.
This action was made public today by Muhammed Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to Bala Mohammed, the Minister of the FCT in Abuja while announcing the content of the interim report of the implementation committee of the recommendations submitted by the firm that handled the biometric exercise.
The retirement of the workers is one of the high-points of the biometric exercise carried out by the FCT administration on staff data irregularities.
“The minister has directed that further clarifications and assessments on 11 officers with pending remarks as well as 59 officers who are yet to respond to the queries sent to them through their respective Secretariats, Departments and Agencies (SDAs),” Sule said.
“Senator Mohammed has further directed that the Implementation Committee carry out thorough certificate verification of all staff employed from 2006 to date, including all certificates acquired from 2006 by serving officers to date.
“He instructed that the salaries of 156 officers that were verified and cleared be restored with effect from the date of stoppage of their salaries,” he added.