The Rivers State Government says 11000 cases of age forgery by civil servants in the state have been discovered.
This was discovered during the recent biometric exercise on civil servants and pensioners as directed by Governor Nyesom Wike.
Mr. Ibifuro Asawo, the Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Information and Communication Technology (ICT), who disclosed this added that the government also discovered not less than 1,500 civil servants with more than one pay point, meaning that they were stealing from the government by earning double salaries from different ministries.
It also identified no fewer than 5,000 fake pensioners during the last biometric exercise, just as the government has concluded plans to begin fresh biometric capture of all retiring civil servants from next week.
According to Asawo, the new policy of the Wike administration was to ensure that all sectors were driven by ICT to inject transparency and accountability in the system.