Rumbling In Senate Over Recruitment Scandal In FIRS, NDLEA, Others
…I am determined to expose those involved even if they are my colleagues — Senator La’ah
Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission, Danjuma La’ah, has said his committee would get to the root of the alleged recruitment scandal rocking certain federal agencies and expose those involved.
Among the affected agencies are, the Federal Inland Revenue Service,
National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, National Space Research and Development Agency and the
National Open University.
Others are, the Federal Civil Service Commission; the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital; Rural Electrification Agency and the Nigerian Navy.
The Senate Commitee, on Federal Character following the resolution of the Red Chamber had recently summoned some of the agencies fingered in alleged secret recruitment exercises.
But findings revealed that the Senator La’ah has been hindered in carrying out its investigation following startling revelations that certain senators, including principal officers benefited from the secret recruitment.
Some of the indicted agencies were believed to have been generous with the slots as they extended it to senators. Findings revealed that the agencies have been indifferent towards the investigation of the Senator La’ah, Committee believing that it would not rock the boat.
But speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, Senator La’ah denied the insinuation as he declared that he was not aware that his colleagues were beneficiaries of the recruitment scam.