Akwa Ibom government has uncovered a syndicate allegedly specialised in issuing fake appointment letters on behalf of Secondary Education Board and the State Universal Basic Education Board.
This is even as physically challenged persons, who participated in the recruitment exercise, have protested their ill treatment and exclusion from the letters of offer.
A statement from the state Education Commissioner, Prof Victor Inoka yesterday, in Uyo, said a member of the syndicate, Mr Okon Amah, admitted that he has collected huge sums of money from unsuspecting job seekers.
According to Inoka, the suspect under interrogation, claimed to be a staff of SUBEB as a teacher at St Patrick’s Primary School, Idu in Uruan Local Government Area, and hails from two local government areas of Uyo and ONNA.
The commissioner said the suspect had been handed over to the police and advised desperate job-seeking members of the public to be wary of dealing with such syndicate.
He said that the ministry or any of its departments and boards would only recruit through the Civil Service Commission, the only body empowered to carry out such exercise.
The physically challenged persons, who protested at the gate of Government House in Uyo, expressed disappointment over their exclusion from most government employment opportunities.
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