A civil servant impersonating the Niger state Commissioner for Agriculture and 79 other civil servants have been dismissed from the Niger State Civil Service for engaging in various types of fraud considered detrimental to the state government.
According to the Niger State Head of Service (HOS), Hajiya Salamatu Tani Abubakar, the offences of the dismissed civil servants included forgery of results, falsification of age and grade level.
“There was an instance where a messenger in the state judicial service was found to be collecting the salary of a High Court Judge; it is as bad as that.
“Also a civil servant was also impersonating the Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Haruna Dukku and was collecting his salary and making it look as if he was earning a double salary, what will he tell EFCC after leaving office? If such an individual was not apprehended”, she said.