No fewer than 48 workers in the employ of the Lagos State government may have been sacked for committing various offences ranging from forgery of educational certificates to misappropriation of government funds.
Reports revealed that 35 out of the 48 were dismissed for using forged certificates to gain employment into the state’s civil service while 13 others were shown the way out of the service for absence from work without being on leave or permission.
Some of the offences that also led to the sack of the workers include misappropriation of government funds, diversion of government money for personal purpose and loss of government vehicles.
The profile of the sack showed that those fired were workers between Grade Level 07 and 12. The workers, mostly senior members of staff, were traffic officers, higher statistics officers, senior accountants and senior executive officers.
The letters of dismissal issued from the office of Head of Service have been distributed to the affected workers whose fraudulent activities were discovered during a certificate verification carried out by the state government.
It was learnt that the affected workers were made to face the Personnel Management Board (PMB), a disciplinary arm of the state government, which recommended their sack from the state civil service.