Kwara loses N400m to illegal recruitment

Kwara loses N400m to illegal recruitment

The government of Kwara State says it lost N400 million in the illegal recruitment of 516 workers in the state Teaching Service Commission since 2014.

This was contained in the findings of the Administrative Panel of Enquiry instituted by Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on the illegal recruitment. Chairman Alhaji Yusuf Kawu Daibu, while presenting the report to the governor, said it was discovered that the teaching service commission illegally employed 965 persons instead of the 449 approved in 2014.

Daibu said the selection and recruitment were “haphazardly done as there were no records of shortlisted candidates or of an interview panel that should have formed the basis of the final list successful candidates”. The panel recommended, among other things, that the recruitments be reviewed and limited to the 449 by considering “the genuine need of the Teaching Service Commission for additional hands, especially in Mathematics, the core Sciences and English Language”. Read more

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