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Federal agencies engage in secret recruitment - Report

18 April 2016, 21:12

Abuja - Indications have emerged that some Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government have been engaging in secret recruitment of personnel to fill the available vacancies in their organisations.

This is coming amidst complaints of massive unemployment in Nigeria.

A couple of weeks ago, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was alleged to have recruited about 909 personnel without adherence to the laid down rules on hiring new employees.

Majority of the beneficiaries were said to be children and relatives of top functionaries of the Federal Government and chieftains of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Although the apex bank did not deny the report, officials of the bank said there was nothing wrong with what they described as “targeted recruitment.”

Similar "selective or targeted" hiring of personnel into the public service have continued to take place behind closed doors.

It was learnt that agencies such as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have also indulged in secret recruitment.

Source: New Telegraph

- News 24

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