The Federal government must adopt measures that would curb shady activities surrounding government recruitment and empowerment programmes, the Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education (CHRICED) has stated.
The human rights body reacting to the fracas that broke between Nigerian lawmakers and minister of labor, Festus Keyamo (SAN) over the proposed recruitment of 1000 workers from 774 local governments, CHRICED said the incident was a wakeup call on the federal government to invoke measures that would sustain its policies to eradicate unemployment in the country.
According to a statement issued by the executive director of the centre, Comrade Zikirullahi Ibrahim on Friday, public office holders have continually indulged in short changing of government recruitment programmes through what he said were corruption prone approach. He noted that the hijacking of government job opportunities by some highly placed Nigerians has continued to thicken the yoke of poverty in the country.
Zikirullahi applauded Festus Keyamo for resisting the attempt to subvert the recruitment exercise, urging Nigerians to eulogize and support those who exercise the courage to stand against the attempt by some persons to subvert their access to Nigeria’s sovereign wealth and interest.