News Group accuses permanent secretary of forgery


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Group accuses permanent secretary of forgery

News Group accuses permanent secretary of forgery

Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Justice has urged the federal government to probe the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines and Steel, Edet Sunday Akpan.

Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Justice has urged the federal government to probe the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Mines and Steel, Edet Akpan.

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Justice, accused the Akpan of forgery and criminal information falsification, allegations the latter described as a deliberate attempt to rubbish his hard earned reputation.

Comrade Ibrahim Dallah, the Convener of the group, in a statement alleged that Akpan was due for retirement two years ago but has remained in the service beyond his retirement age.

They said available records, being investigated by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) revealed that Mr. Akpan joined the civil service in Akwa Ibom State and his record shows that his original date of birth is 1958.

“He transferred his service to the Federal Government in 1999 with the same record. However, in his IPPIS, he entered his date of birth as 1962. This is a deliberate criminal falsification to help him overstay in service.

“For avoidance of doubt, without certificates to authenticate, Akpan is said to claim that he started his Education at Qua Iboe Science Secondary School (Etinan Institute) in 1965.”

Meanwhile, Akpan has since denied all the allegations even as he explained that he never attended the said school not to talk of having a Senior Secondary School certificate bearing the said year.

While warning detractors to avoid any campaign of calumny against his person, he maintained that there was no iota of truth in what the group alleged as he was born in 1962 and not 1958 as claimed by the group.

He however advised the general public to disregard such information as its only aim is to misinform the populace while also rubbishing his reputation.

“I have never in my life forged anything. I wasn’t born in 1958 but in 1962. Also I never attended Etinan Institute. There is nothing they have not written about me, there is no amount of blackmail that they have not done about me just because I am a Permanent Secretary but they will never succeed.

“They claim that I schooled in Etinan Institute and that is not true. I never attended Etinan Institute, I was not born in 1958. I have never forged anything in my life be it certificate or anything.”


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