- Senate to Investigate Sales of Job Offer by FCC
The Nigerian Senate on Monday directed the Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission and Inter-Government Affairs to investigate the alleged sales of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) jobs.
According to the panel, a single employment letter of the Nigerian Ports Authority was being sold for N3 million by some officials of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
Senator Danjuma La’ ah, the chairman of the committee, who made the statement during an interview in Abuja on Monday, vowed to get to the bottom of the situation.
La’ah explained that his committee was in possession of an offer letter given by the FCC to a man that paid N3 million.
He noted with great concern that his panel had been inundated with “underhand dealings that have been going on at FCC.”
He said, “The Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission has been investigating and we are doing everything possible to unravel those behind sales of jobs at the FCC.
“I got reports from different people on sales of jobs going on at the Federal Character Commission.
“Appointment into government offices are now for sale at the Federal Character Commission. It is real.
“Someone has forwarded to me a text message which is in my phone that he purchased the Nigeria Ports Authority job from the Federal Character Commission at N3m.
“This is shocking. It makes my heart bleed. I am 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.”
He added that the whole situation is an embarrassment to the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and the country at large.