Senate to Probe Alleged Lopsided Recruitment into DSS

The Senate said on Thursday that it was posed to investigating alleged lopsided recruitment of personnel by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission (FCC) Senator Tijjani Kaura, disclosed this, Thursday, while speaking in plenary to draw the attention of his colleagues to the barrage of reports alleging massive lopsidedness in the recent recruitment exercise by the DSS.
He said that his committee was concerned about the reports and decided to look into the matter to ensure that justice was done to all zones of the country.
The dust raised by the recent recruitment of personnel by the DSS has refused to settle.
Katsina State where the Director General of DSS, Lawal Daura, hails from was reported to have received 51 slots which is more than the combined 42 slots of all the states in the South South
The total number of recruit is 479.
Lagos State got seven slots, Akwa Ibom State five slots, Kano 25 slots while Kaduna 24 slots, Edo six, Bauchi 23.
Kaura said, “I wish to inform the Senate that the Committee on Federal Character is looking critically into the reports of slanted recruitment in the Department of State Services to ensure that justice is done in line with the constitution and the Federal Character Act.
“We have received similar complaint from other areas which we are also looking into to ensure fairness and equity.”
Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, in his ruling noted that since Kaura came under personal explanation there would not be any debate of the issue raised.

Author: News Editor

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