NSCDC Recruitment: Bauchi Assembly Says Board Shortchanges State, Shortlists ‘Seven Strange Names’

The Bauchi State House Assembly says the selection board of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has shortchanged the state in its recent recruitment into the Corps.
The Assembly alleged that the NSCDC shortlisted only “seven names” in Bauchi, out of the 579 allocated to the northeast region.

Hon Jamilu Umaru Dahiru, a member representing Bauchi Constituency at the Assembly who raised the matter during plenary on Wednesday, argued the shortlisted names sounds strange and suspicious.

He said the Assembly has every reason to doubt the names, as they sound strange and unfamiliar, suggesting that they are not indigenes of Bauchi State.

Dahiru who described the act as unacceptable in view of many unemployed graduates in the state urged the assembly to raise the issue with the higher authorities.  

 Contributing to the debate, Hon Tijjani Muhammad Aliyu, said that the names of the shortlisted candidates from Bauchi “are more like Igbo names.”

He said that provisions of Federal Character were not respected nor observed in the process as some states in the country got more slots than others.

On his part, Hon Bala Abdu said, “this is not the first time this is happening to Bauchi state. Who gave them the appointments?”

He faulted the conditions under which indigene certificates of the 20 local governments of the state are being issued. He said that has helped non-indigenes to easily acquire indigene certificates from the state to the determent of the true sons of the soil.

The lawmakers unanimously called on the state government to swiftly act to ensure that the true identity of the shortlisted candidates from the state is established and the state gets its full share of the spoil.


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