Publish FCC job racketeering findings, CSO tells Reps

A civil society organisation has called on the House of Representatives to publish their findings on the alleged job racketeering in the Federal Character Commission.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Executive Chairperson of the Federal Character Commission, Dr Muheeba Dankaka, was accused of highhandedness and job racketeering, selling employment to an employee of the commission for N3m in January 2021.

Also, documents made available to The PUNCH showed that on November 29, 2022, a certain Jalo Badamasi sent the sum of N3m through his Access Bank account to the bank account of the former Desk Officer for Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System of FCC, Haruna Kolo.

Kolo, while testifying before the Reps ad hoc committee investigating the matter, said, “It is the Sheu that brings so many people, almost 25 of them. One will pay N1m; the other will pay N1.5m, all to my account. After, she instructed me to give her the cash in instalment.”

However, the Reps committee has kept quiet on the matter since the completion of the investigation.

Speaking in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, the Executive Director, Human Rights & Justice Group International, Prince Nze, cautioned against hiding the report from the public.

He also called on the Federal Government to take action on the matter to serve as a deterrent to others.

He said, “In the interest of social justice, it is left for the government to take decisive actions. If not, other agencies will continue imitating such an act and there is no way the country can move forward if the government continues to keep deaf ears on issues like this.”


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