Abuja - Half the number of National Management Identity Commission (NMIC) casual staff that applied for permanent employment used fraudulent qualifications, senior officials alleged.
The workers risk criminal prosecution if found guilty of forgery.
Director General of the Commission, Chris Onyemenam, disclosed the problem during a courtesy visit to the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Ekpo Nta.
Onyemenam said of the 600 personnel that submitted their certificates for verification, about 300 were not cleared by the Federal Ministry of Education.
He maintained that the exercise became necessary because of the desire of the management to have qualified staff and to conform to international standards.
"It was during the course of our trying to ensure we attain international standard that we embarked on the verification exercise and unearthed the problem off forgery," said Onyemenam.
- CAJ News