Senate to probe alleged sale of NPA employment letter for N3m by FCC

The Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission and Inter Governmental Relations has promised to investigate the alleged selling of Nigerian Ports Authority appointment letter for N3 million by the Federal Character Commission.
The Chairman of the Committee on Federal Character, Senator Danjuma La’ah, levelled the accusation in an interview with newsmen.
La’ah vowed to get to root of the matter.
According to him, there was the evidence of a man who bought the NPA job for N3 million from the FCC, adding that his Committee has been inundated with underhand dealings that have been going on at the Commission.
He said: “Well, thank you for bringing the issue of job racketeering at the Federal Character Commission.
“The Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission has been investigating and we are doing everything possible to unravel those behind sales of jobs there.
“I got reports from different people on sales of jobs going on at the Federal Character Commission.
“Appointment into government offices for sale at the Federal Character Commission is real.
“Someone has forwarded to me a text, which is on my phone, that he purchased Nigeria Ports Authority job from the Federal Character Commission at N3 million.
“This is shocking.
“It makes my heart bleed.
“I’m so sad and I am going to take a drastic action in this case.
“If the Committee finds out this is what they have been doing, we are not going to take it lightly with them.
“No stone shall be left unturned in telling the whole country that the FCC is involved in job racketeering.
“There is high unemployment rate in Nigeria.
“People finish school and there is no job anywhere only to be busy selling jobs.
“Does it make sense?
“It’s an embarrassment to the society.
“It’s an embarrassment to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The President had earlier made a statement that he wants to make everybody to enjoy his administration whatever it will take and hundreds of thousands of undergraduates will be given appointment.
“If the investigation we are doing confirms it to be true, we are not going to take it lightly.
“We are gradually closing in on them.
“What I’m still probing is an allegation.
“The Committee would do a detailed job and if it turns out to be true, we will take the appropriate sanction.”