Kogi Govt talks tough on certificate forgery

Asiwaju Asiru Idris, Kogi’s Finance Commissioner

The Kogi state commissioner of Finance, Asiwaju Asiru Idris has said that the state cannot continue to use its lean resources to favour those who circumvent the process of acquiring certificate knowledge at the expense of those who paid the ultimate price and dues while also calling on those with forgery aided funds to return them to the state coffers.

Idris made this known while reacting to the outcome of the verification exercise that uncovered some civil servants with cerificates found skewed and ascertained forged by the various schools of graduation.

Speaking further, Idris said “Today, after due diligence and far reaching dissection on certificates found skewed by the verification committee and also ascertained forged by the various schools of graduation, as being published in the National daily(Leadership newspaper) for all and sundry to see and some untoward opposition of the laudable ideal to repent from their illusive voyage. Our lean resources in the state can’t be in favour of those who circumvent the process of acquiring certificate knowledge at the expense of those who paid the ultimate price and dues to have them without job or been undeserved. Then, where is the fairness and justice?”

“Crystal clear, the mathematics of funds devoted into the pocket of this set of people from ages would be needless,as it’s humougous, because the system refuse to check-mate such fraudulent activity as we are presently doing in the New Direction Government. For men of conscience and patriotic Kogites, the imagination of what the misplaced resources in the civil service due to certificate forgers for years should be heart breaking and deeply repulsive considering the wide gap in our developmental drive and quest as a state.”

“Although, the enemy of the state won’t still find the damning revelations from the screening and verification exercise appealing as milestone achievement but it won’t distract nor rattle the vigour at the which the GYB administration is at loggerhead with corruption in any colours but most especially the desire to see an efficient and productive civil service in the state. In kogi state under Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello: The resources of the people must work for their collective good and progress.

“”In the foregoing, we cant continue to lament the many obvious challenges being faced as a state, which ranges from infrastrutural deficit, deplorable road network, unimpressive healthcare system, dilapidated public Utilities, eroded educational system,undeveloped human capacity, huge environmental menace and many more, when we have people who dubiously earn what does not belong to them from the state coffers. It’s unacceptable and unreasonable to complain when those found wanting can do the needful by returning the funds to the state coffers.

“The message is clear, amidst entrenched paucity of funds due to the down turn in the economy nationwide and specifically in Kogi state, the plea goes to all victims of certificate forgery as substantiated by their acclaimed institutions of graduation to return the long accumulated salaries received back to the state coffers as there are wide range of developmental projects and programmes being slowed by lack of financial strength. It’s unheared of, to cry about lack of money, when we now know we have them in abundance with people undeserving of it.

“When returned as expected, many of our dams and water reticulation system would be rejuvenated, ongoing roads would be completed, rehabilitation of our general hospitals will be completed in due time, our agriculture revolution will gain momentum, the ongoing GYB standard model schools will dot the landscape of our wards in no time and empowerment schemes would be rolled out for our youths and market women.

“There are so much to be done as a state,than to allow criminal elements in the garb of certificate forgers and forgery to draw from an already inadquate resources in the name of political patronage or second time bid. Rather we are hell bent on re-creating a state where hard work,determination and quest for genuine success becomes our ideological bedrock.

 

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