Kwara Ministry Sanctions Staff Exposed by WAMAC for Alleged Job Racketeering

The Kwara State Ministry of Education has taken action against Hammed Olawale Saka, a staff member accused of job racketeering, following an investigation by Wadata Media and Advocacy Center (WAMAC).
WAMAC, in partnership with Albarka FM 89.9 FM, conducted an investigation on May 22, 2023, which exposed Mr. Hammed Olawale Saka of the Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development for allegedly defrauding nine individuals by promising them employment in the state civil service. The investigation revealed that Olawale Saka collected fifty thousand naira from each victim under false pretenses.
As a result of the exposure, the government has queried and transferred the accused staff member in an effort to combat corruption within the civil service.
WAMAC believes that the actions taken against the job racketeer are a step towards ensuring probity, accountability, and development within the civil service. However, the organization urges the state civil service to go beyond simply querying and transferring the culprit. Instead, WAMAC recommends that the state should establish a high-powered committee to investigate all cases of job racketeering and prosecute those found guilty as a deterrent to others.
Wadata Media and Advocacy Center (WAMAC) is a non-governmental organization dedicated to advocating for good governance and fighting corruption with the support of the MacArthur Foundation. WAMAC’s efforts against corruption span the six geo-political regions of Nigeria, and the organization remains committed to fighting corruption and advocating for good governance.

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