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Protesters accuse Buhari of nepotism, illegal recruitment

28 July 2016, 17:28

Abuja - Some aggrieved Nigerians on Wednesday protested alleged illegal recruitment and nepotism in some government agencies, questioning the anti-corruption effort of President Muhammadu Buhari, Premium Times reports.

The protesters – including popular activists, Aisha Yesufu; author, Chido Onumah; and members of Citizens of Impact, Enough is Enough, Youthup Africa – marched to the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, where they submitted their protest letter for onward transfer to Buhari.

“All Nigerians must be given equal opportunity in employment,” one of their placards read.

In his address, Daniel Olatunde, convener of Citizens of Impact, said the Central Bank of Nigeria, Federal Inland Revenue Service and Nigeria Prisons Service, embarked on illegal recruitment exercises and that some of the recruits paid huge amounts to get the jobs.

He recalled that one of the 909 persons recruited by the CBN “through backdoor” was a nephew of Buhari according to Thisday.

The protesters demanded investigation of the exercises and their reversal, while heads of the concerned public bureaucracies be sanctioned.

- News 24


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