Chairman of the Adhoc Committee investigating Federal MDAs Parastatals, Ministries and Tertiary Institutions
Rt Hon Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, OON


If you ever took the adhoc assignment presently being handled by the Chairman, House Committee on Navy, Rt Hon Yusuf Adamu Gagdi OON for granted, you would have succeeded in believing that job opportunities in Nigeria belong to the highest bider.

What it translates into is that the children of nobody could as well be forgotten so long as there is no one to fight for him to compete with those often given waivers in the same process.

As Chairman of the Adhoc Committee investigating Federal MDAs Parastatals, Ministries and Tertiary Institutions on the Management of Personnel Recruitment, Employment, Racketeering and Gross Mismanagement of the IPPIS, Nigerians have been inundated with myriads of things that go against the spirit of Federal Character.

Sadly it has become a calculated pastime for Nigerian MDAs to recruit staff into their service without notifying the public of the availability of such vacancies through advertisements and or considering the sons of Nigeria's nobody.

As they do not reflect federal character in their employment, it has led to a curious situation where some states are given many slots, while unfortunately others are left with next to nothing to share.

The disparity is a huge gap, which the Gagdi-led committee seeks to address in order to give a sense of belonging to all and sundry.

The fact that wavers are sometimes given should not be a yardstick to continue. Even if it happens, should equity not come in to play in their consideration?

Nigerians should consider what the committee seeks to achieve: We’ll compel you to advertise those slots so that the son of nobody will have the opportunity to apply. Perhaps, you’ll see him with a 1st class, you’ll see his performance during his interview to be super and then, you’ll recruit him to have the best in those agencies.

Above is the remark by the Committee's Chairman, Rt Hon Yusuf Adamu Gagdi OON in one of its settings last week that Nigerians must be happy about.

No Nigerian child of nobody deserves not to be given a chance. No state deserves to be short changed in any federal MDA's, parastatals, ministries or tertiary institutions.

It is on this score that the Gagdi-led committee should be supported to come out clean. Nigerians who have no one to hold their hands are indeed praying for it success.

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