Mrs Enobong Akpaah disclosed that she paid N250,000 to a top government official to get a job yet has not landed the position

Serious Ripples over Nigerian Government’s Secret Employments – Details

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Akwa Ibom State Government has been accused of secretly recruiting persons into the State Civil Service despite the fact that it has not pronounced its employment open starting around 2015.

INFOXCLUSIVE gathered that the approval for employment in the State is normally endorsed with ‘special biros in distinctive colour.’

According to sources near journalists in Uyo, employees have been continuing in different ministries, departments and agencies in the State without going through any proper employment process.

The sources let journalists know that a few top government authorities and politicians allegedly utilize their associations with secure employment for their friends and family members, while different applicants pay colossal measures of cash to some ruin government authorities to get employment for them.

The sum paid, it was gathered, was between N200, 000 to N300,000.

One of the applicants, Mrs Enobong Akpaah disclosed that she paid N250,000 to a top government official to get a job yet has not landed the position.

“We are many who have paid to get a civil service job. I have paid since April last year. Others who paid have resumed work. I am yet to get my employment letter”, she said.

Additionally, an inside source in the Civil Service, who pleaded anonymity, said they generally saw new employees coming for documentation in their office practically consistently as a feature of the necessities for qualification for finance.

It was additionally gathered that the mysterious employment isn’t limited to the State Civil Service, but at the same time was being done in the Local Government Service Commission, as well as federal agencies in the State.

However, the State government through the Head of the State Civil Service, Mr. Effiong Essien has denied the claim.

Both the Head of Civil Service and the Chairman, Civil Service Commission denied the continuous mystery employment, conceding, however, that those being utilized were chosen from the information bank of the people who had before reacted to its publicized opportunities.

Additionally tending to the press as of late at the NUJ press focus, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, when asked about the continuous mystery employment in the State, denied it, yet failed to make any reference to the new employees that had detailed at the service of Information and Strategy

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