While speaking to select On-Air- Personalities in Lagos state today Jan 23rd, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, revealed that when he assumed office as a Minister, he discovered some Senior officials in a particular parastatal who were indicted in a job scam where they collected as much as N400, 000 from unsuspecting job applicants.
According to him, he dismissed them from service after they were found guilty “The first scandal I met in one of the parastatals when I assumed office was the illegal employment of 400 people.
This scandal started with very senior officers up to level 17 in that department. They sent out letters and text messages asking people to apply for jobs for a fee of N400, 000 and they were given letters of employment. They did not stop there. They invited these people to go and be captured on the IPPIS and they even took cameras to hotels to get them captured. At the end of the day the bubble burst.
One of the victims told these officials, you cannot take my money and still disengage me. I have a valid letter. That is how we got to know that there is a dedicated account these people pay to. Of course, we dismissed these officials and we even handed them over to the Police“