The Federal Character Commission (FCC) has come under probe after it was accused of selling appointment letters of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) at N3 million.
Danjuma La’ah, Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission and Inter-Governmental Affairs, told journalists that the committee would ensure proper investigation is done and those found culpable will be decisively dealt with.
He said a text had been sent to him by someone who bought a slot at the NPA. He expressed sadness at the trend, saying thousands of qualified had been robbed of opportunities to secure employment due to the FCC’s corrupt practices.
“I got reports from different people on sales of jobs going on at the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
“Appointment into government offices for sales at the Federal Character Commission is real.
“Someone has forwarded to me a text which is in my phone that he purchased Nigerian Ports Authority job from the Federal Character Commission at N3 million.
“This is shocking. It makes my heart bleeds; I am so sad and I am going to take a drastic action on this case. If the Committee finds out this is what they have been doing, we are not going to take it lightly with them.
“No stone shall be left unturned in telling the whole country that the FCC is involved in job racketeering. “There is high unemployment rate in Nigeria. People finish school and there is no job anywhere only to be busy selling jobs. Does it make sense? It’s an embarrassment to the society; it’s an embarrassment to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he said.