across the public and civil service from its payroll, as part of the
ongoing staff verification exercise in the state.According to reports, those affected included 483 staff of local governments and others in
institutions, core civil service, colleges, tertiary institutions,
ministries, departments and agencies.
They comprised of auto technicians, mechanics, drivers, plumbers,
electricians, radio mechanics, carpenters bricklayers found to have fake
trade test certificates.
The trade test certificate is issued and regulated by the Federal
Ministry of Works to those persons who attend technical colleges,
towards professionalizing technicians’ practice.
Speaking on the development, State Head of Service, Mr Soji Eniade said
the onus was now on the affected persons to prove whether their
certificates were not fake as many of them were discovered not to have
sat for the three stages of the trade test.
“The trade test is in three stages and majority of them did not sit
for the exam. The onus is on them to explain that their certificate is
not fake from their issuing authority.
“If they could prove that their certificate is not fake, they would be
reinstated. Government is giving them the opportunity to prove
themselves. They should go back to the source of their certificate and
confirm,” Eniade stressed.