Nasarawa State Director of Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NAPHDA), Samuel Atala has been suspended over an alleged certificate forgery.
Executive Chairman of NAPHDA, Dr Mohammed Usman Adis who confirmed the suspension of the Director while appearing before the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Public Complaints, Petition and Security in Lafia on Tuesday June 9, said the decision was taken in line with the directive of the State House of Assembly.
Usman affirmed that the agency would continue to be fair to all staff in the area of their promotion in the interest of peace and development, as he also disclosed that they have written the Benue State University, Makurdi on the said certificate and is waiting for the institution’s reply.
This is coming after Solomon Joseph Zhekaba, a staff of the agency petitioned the committee over an alleged injustice done to him in the area of promotion. He said the appointment did not follow due process.
Zhekaba said in the petition that;
“He was the next person in rank to the retired director and wondered why the agency appointed his subordinate to occupy the position.
“That Samuel Atala, who was his junior was promoted to the rank of a director, Primary Health Care and wondered how somebody that has Advanced Diploma will be given direct admission to read Master Degree without Post Graduate Diploma in his field, saying that such certificates need to be investigated “