The House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee Investigating mismanagement of the IPPIS in Federal Ministries, Department and Agencies ( MDAs) House Vows To Rectify Employment Imbalance In Government Agencies
The chairman of the Committee, Hon Yusuf Gagdi, gave the warning at the resumed hearing of the committee, in Abuja.
The warning he said, became necessary as investigation revealed employment lopsidedness in agencies that appeared before the committee.
Hon Gagdi pointed out that it was unfortunate that people given responsibilities should not see it as a way to uplift their brethren while victimizing other Nigerians.
During their separate appearances, the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute and the Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency failed to meet up with the Federal Character Commission due process.
Both agencies were observed to have employment imbalances.
It was observed that the Chief Executive Officers of both agencies, largely employed people from their states and local government areas.
To that effect, the chairman and members of the committee pointed out that it was unfair to other Nigerians who were deprived of employments.
The Director General of the Nigeria Building and Road Research Institute, Prof Samson Duna, said that the agency recruited twice in the year 2015 and 2018.
He said that it has not recruited again since then.
On sighting the agency:s nominal role, the members of the committee were furious at the lack of spread in employment.
“Going forward all other agencies should take note they need to give us the summary page so that we will know how to make our comment at the end of the day. Let us have the summary so that our report at the end of the day should be able to analyze the state representation of nominal of staff in government ministries and departments in Nigeria”. Hon Gagdi said.
The said that the committee also needs to know the gap that exit in agencies that have not recruited over the years.
Similarly, the Director General of the Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency, Mr. Clement Onyeaso Nze, who was making a second appearance at the committee, submitted documents requested.
He admitted that there was lopsidedness in employment by the agency which would be corrected subsequently.