Delta State Government will recover twelve-point-three billion naira from public servants who fraudulently falsified their records of service.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa disclosed this on Monday in Asaba while receiving the Final Report from the Verification Committee On Age Discrepancy And Date Of Birth and Employment of Public Officers in Delta State. He decried falsification of documents and laxity in the part of those who aid and abet such actions in the public service.
He therefore directed that the over 530 staff who falsified their retirement age or refused to appear before the Verification Committee On Age Discrepancy And Date Of Birth and Employment of Public Officers in Delta State be expunged from the payroll immediately.
According to the chairman of the committee, Nkem Okwuofu, a total of 4,742 persons were screened, out of which 1,695 were cleared, 137 were asked to proceed on retirement, 810 had their dates of birth and employment corrected and 2,085 verified and affirmed while 402 were absent.
Governor Okowa ordered the Head of Service, with effect from Monday, to disengage the 402 absentees from the payroll completely and expunge people that are due to retire from the payroll between.