Senate has concluded arrangement to investigate ongoing recruitment exercise in some federal government agencies.
Among the agencies that will be affected are Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), National Open University (NOUN), Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), University of Abuja Teaching Hospital , Rural Electrification Agency and Nigerian Navy.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Govermental Affairs, Senator Danjuma La’ah while meeting with members of the Committee said the panel will not tolerate imbalance in the ongoing recruitment of some government agencies.
According to him, I have made it clear that we need to be thorough to show that we are not witchauting anybody or any organizations. We want to be sure that employment will not be lopsided, every geopolitical zone must benefit from the employment because that is needed to promote National Unity .
He said that the Committee will not hesitate to suspend any recruitment that is conducted in contravention with approved guidelines.
He added that so many agencies are presently recruiting and the Committee needed to have the idea of each of every agency in order to ensure that nobody will be shortchanged.
During the Committee meeting some senators lamented that the federal Character Commission always avoid the Committee in order not for the Senate to known what is going in the government agencies.
In his opening remarks while meeting the members of the Committee, the chairman said, ” we will be sure the promotion and enforcement of equitable participation in government BT all sections of the country to promote national unity and redress any imbalance in appointment to all levels of the government.
“We will ensure the promotion and enforcement of the equitable and proportional distribution of infrastructural facilities and socioeconomic amenities among the federating units of Nigeria.
” our mandate therefore is to stick strictly to these principles as outlined above and discourage executive and administrative arbitrariness.
” You are all aware that none compliance with these principles is a punishable under the law or act establishing the Federal Character Commission.
“I want to categorically state here that the Committee will ensure enforcement of provision in section 14 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.”
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