- Following a motion by Honourable Yusuf Gagdi, the House of Representatives has resolved to probe alleged clandestine recruitment in some ministries, departments and agencies
- According to Gagdi, instead of following due process of law, some MDAs are using the “back door” to recruit for vacant positions
- Gagdi pointed fingers specifically to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Ports Authority
The House of Representatives has resolved to probe alleged clandestine recruitment in some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
This include the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) among others, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the resolution followed a motion on Wednesday, July 10, by Yusuf Gagdi (APC, Plateau), who alleged that instead of following due process of law, some MDAs were using the “back door” to recruit for vacant positions.
He expressed worry over the conduct of such MDAs, pointing fingers specifically to the NNPC, CBN and NPA.
Gagdi said: “It will amount to injustice if we sit here and allow MDAs employ people at their own will. It is important for this House to ask questions on how MDAs like NNPC, CBN and NPA recruit.
“I represent the unemployed youths of this country. Most of the problems we are facing are as a result of unemployment. A lot of unemployed youths who are out there will receive solace from this move."
Shettima Ali (APC, Yobe) and Mzondu Benjamin (PDP, Benue), stated that the motion required immediate action.
The lawmakers thereafter resolved to set up a panel that would investigate the matter and report back to the House in three weeks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government said that the Nigeria's unemployment rate would reach 33.5 per cent by 2020.
The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said this while declaring open a two-day workshop on “Breaking the resilience of high unemployment rate in the country” in Abuja on Thursday, May 2.
He said that the incessant increase of unemployment in the country was alarming.
He described as alarming the high unemployment rate of 23.1 per cent and underemployment rate of 16.6 per cent by the National Bureau Statistics (NBS) of 2019 report.
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