12 October 2020 by James Itodo……
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has advised the Federal Character Commission (FCC) to ensure equitable distribution of employment opportunities among all States of the Federation .
Senator Lawan gave the advice when the Executive Chairman of the Commission, Dr Muheebbat Dankaka led other members of the Commission on a visit to his office on Monday.
According to Senator Lawan, the FCC is designed purposely to provide stability in the country , stressing that no part of the country should be neglected.
The Senate President said in the event that any State took undue advantage in the recruitment process, the Commission should not allow any further recruitment from that State until other States are properly taken care of.
“Dont mind what people from that State would say, so long there are too many people from one part of the country in an organization, make sure other parts of the country get their share too and stop further recruitment from that State .
“We have witnessed that kind of situation where a Chief Executive Officer of an agency will simply take advantage of his office and pass through your system and get all his people into the organisation to the neglect of other parts of the country.
“Your organisation is important because you give people a sense of belonging even though it is in our character to complain of marginalisation even where there is none. But figures do not lie. Figures are there to show what every state has in every organisation.
In her remarks the Executive Chairman of the Commission Mrs Muheebbat Dankaka urged the Senate to support the commission’s request to President Muhammadu Buhari for increased funding.
Dankaka said the Commission “is working on some grey areas of our Act, to make it more potent and in line with the dynamics of time.”