NSCDC Recruitment: Bauchi Assembly Says Shortlisted Names Not Indigenes, Insists, Names Must Be Removed

Bauchi State House of Assembly, BAHA has unilaterally rejected the shortlisted candidates from the state for the just concluded recruitment exercise into the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.

Hon Sabo Bako Sade, Chairman of the House’ committee on Security stated this while submitting the report of an investigation conducted to ascertain the true origin of candidates shortlisted from Bauchi State during the recruitment exercise.

He said that in the course of carrying out their assignment, a “scam in the recruitment exercise” was uncovered where seven out of the 10 names shortlisted by the NSCDC from Bauchi State are found not to be indigenes of the state.

The Chairman said that several irregularities mar the exercise, adding that the initial eyebrows Hon Jamalu Umaru Dahiru raised immediately the shortlist become a cheap commodity in the public domain were proven to be right.

“The Committee found out that after the screening exercise for the recruitment, the office of the Head of Civil Service communicated to the Honourable House that there was a scam during the exercise in which 7 out of 10 applicants were discovered to be non-indigenes as reported by Hon. Jamilu Umaru Dahiru,” Hon Sabo said.

He said that the Assembly should write the National Headquarters of NSCDC affirming that scam and irregularities mar the recruitment exercise, hence any shortlist for Bauchi State containing the seven alien names would be termed null and void.

WikkiTimes gathered that after the joint Committee on Security and Public Service presented their report and recommendations, the lawmakers voted in favour of all the recommendations of the joint committee and averse that fairness and justice must be done throughout the process of the controversial recruitment into the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC.

Garkuwa Yahuza Adamu, Spokesperson of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Bauchi State Command described the lawmakers’ claim as “a hoax” adding that the selection process was carried out in Bauchi where citizens of the state participated.

It will be recalled that a couple of months ago, the member representing Bauchi Central Constituency in the House, Hon Jamilu Umaru Dahiru raised concerns over how Igbo names dominated shortlisted candidates from Bauchi State

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