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Senate Summons FCSC boss over secret employment

The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs, has summoned the chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Mrs Joan Ayo, over alleged secret recruitment ongoing  in some agencies of the government.

The senate committee which issued the summon during an oversight visit to the commission, said that the chairman of the commission is to appear before the senate committee over allegations of continuous secret employment being carried out by government agencies.

The FCC chairman will, according to the committee, provide concrete explanations with verifiable documentations on  why the anomaly has continued unabated under her watch.

The acting executive chairman of the commission,  Shettima Bukar Abba, told the committee that virtually all government agencies have failed in their responsibilities to comply with the federal character principle.

He  said  that efforts by the commission to get the FCSC to comply with the federal character principle, as well as discourage secret employment in government agencies, were frustrated by the constant denial of the secret employment by the FCSC boss, even as the  act persists to the knowledge of everybody.

Bukar Abba also revealed that Ministries, Departments and agencies of government, skewed projects in the budget based on regional sentiments as against even distribution as required by the principle of federal character.

“The chairman of the Senate committee on Federal character, Senator Tijjani Yahaya Kaura, said that the committee had resolved to summon  FCSC boss over her failure to adhere to the provisions of federal character.