NASS: Senate Committee Calls for Crackdown on Job Racketeering in Government Agencies

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This position was revealed on Tuesday when the Committee had a crucial meeting with Chairperson and management of the Federal Character Commission at the National Assembly.

Senator Onyesoh opined that Nigeria at this time is sitting on a keg of gun powder and people react to issues based on emotion, as they no longer analyse and treat issues based on merit ;” you just pick something, you move it on, copy and send to the next person. Nobody tries to clarify, no investigation any more”.

“This trend is dangerous and It has a tendency to ignite a place. A simple statement like,” oh this thing is out we are not getting it,there is job there, they are employing secretly, is enough to cause problem.”

“We felt that it is proper for us to call the Federal Character Commission and sit down with them to clarify issues and make all their activities more transparent, more glaringly clear for people to see. We want to open up the space”the Senator said.

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He said that the essence of the Federal Character Commission was to create unity, fairness and equity, adding that, “you can’t have that if someone is feeling rejected, feeling not carried along.”

Earlier, the Executive Chairperson of the Federal Character Commission, Dr. Muheeba Farida Dankaka, denied that there was job racketeering under her watch, added that it happened in the past when, “the place was like a market place.”

She therefore urged the Committee to assist the Commission to correct the past wrongs and help them with their budget as the 2024 Capital approved for the commission by the National Assembly was reduced to zero.

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