Thursday, 20 June 2013
Between Politicians, Their Parents, Federal Character Commission, NASS And The Rest Of Us By Yusuf Lawal
With a deep heart, and with tears , I want to call for an urgent intervention of the NASS to wake up from their long sleep and do a "favour and very good job" that will protect millions of the less privilege Nigerians that are in their various constituencies nationwide. This work is nothing but to re-structure the Federal Character Commission (FCC) to become a Commission for all Nigerians irrespective of who are you or where you come from, because the Federal Character Commission (FCC) is becoming useless and unproductive to the millions of less privileged Nigerians who are roaming on the street everyday seeking job opportunities.
The secret recruitment that has taken place (which has now been cancelled) in the Nigerian Immigration Service is a shame and big slap to all who got the job slots whether he/she ask for it or not, because they should have rejected it or disclosed the biased attitude to whom it may concern.
The House Committee investigation in the matter shows complicity of the Federal Character Commission (FCC) in various recruitment sessions that have taking place in some government Ministries or Agencies which is totally against the law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Recent findings of the investigation done by the House Committee on the Federal Character Commission (FCC) concerning the recent recruitment shows how useless the Commission is to the millions of the less privileged Nigerians and shows how "arrogant, biased, mindless and helpless" the leadership of the Nigerian Immigration Service is and how unsympathetic some of the Nigerian top government officials are for them to take or request for the large number of job slots. How can the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruit good, competent and law abiding citizens that will be part of the very important and sensitive organization through this "biased and arrogant" way which is aimed for retaining government positions.
The National Assembly should make it mandatory for any Ministries or Agencies to strictly follow the Laws of the FCC on any recruitment process. And I want to emphasize to the House Committee to go for further investigation on other Ministries, Agencies and Commissions, I am very sure they will find another gross misconduct and bias on the recruitment process there.
IMAGINE! How many people nationwide are roaming on the street with their qualified certificates begging to get job opportunities just because they don't have the privilege to know anybody who can help them to get the job? Don't ask! And how many people nationwide are going everyday to the internet cafe to check if there is any job advertisement to apply for or going to the news papers sellers to pay N20 or N30 just to check if there is any job advertisement for them to apply? Don't ask! And how many people nationwide are visiting places of work including private ones just to have chance to drop their qualified CVs in a room where it will never be looked at? Don't ask!
My fear is as things are always going on this shameful way, the citizens will become tired and will give-up their hope in the government which is very dangerous to the leaders.
We are tired of the unproductive government under the PDP.
Yusuf Lawal writes from Katsina
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