KWSG Loses Over N400m through Illegal Recruitment

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Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

Kwara State government on Thursday disclosed that it has lost over N400m since 2014 due to illegal recruitment of 516 employees by the State Teaching Service Commission.

This is part of the findings of an administrative panel of enquiry instituted by the state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on the illegal recruitment into the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission.

The Chairman of the Panel, Alhaji Yusuf Kawu Daibu, while presenting the panel’s report to the State Governor at Government House, Ilorin, said the panel discovered that the State Teaching Service Commission illegally employed 965 persons instead of the 449 approved by the Governor in 2014.

He said the selection and recruitment were “haphardly done as there were no records of shortlisted candidates or a record of an interview panel that should have formed the basis of the final list of those recruited”.

The panel recommended, among other things, that the recruitments should 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”.