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Employment scam uncovered in Delta

By Austin Ogwuda
ASABA—AN employment scam has been uncovered in Delta State, with some workers holding dual appointments and drawing salaries monthly from the establishments.

Already, the Committee on Finance and Appropriations of the State House of Assembly has waded into the matter and is currently probing it.

Affected officers were given up to today to resign from the services of the state government.

A press statement signed by Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriations, Mr. Daniel Mayuku, in Asaba, said his committee was compiling names of those involved for disciplinary action.

He said: “It has come to the knowledge of the Committee that certain individuals who are staff of the state civil service, local government service, agencies and other government parastatals had also taken up appointments with the State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC) while still retaining their various appointments with their first employees.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the committee is compiling a list of these workers for disciplinary action and they are, however, given the option of resigning from either the state civil service/local government service or DESOPADEC, as the case may be,  not later than Friday, October 23, 2009.”


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