National Assembly probes favouritism, lopsided promotions, recruitments in NSCDC

Written by on October 12, 2022

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate alleged favouritism, lopsided recruitments and promotions in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) over the last 10 years.

At the plenary on Tuesday, the House mandated its committees on Interior, Federal Character, and Public Service Matters to “investigate recruitment, staff quota, and promotion exercises carried out by the NSCDC over 10 years and report back within six weeks for further legislative action.”

The probe is based on a motion moved by two members, Awaji-Inombek Abiante and Dumnamene Dekor, titled, “Call to Investigate the Recruitment, Staff Quota, and Promotion Process at the NSCDC.”

Presenting the motion, which the lawmakers unanimously adopted, Abiante noted that the NSCDC was primarily charged with the responsibility of maintaining peace and order, protecting public infrastructure, and rescuing the civil population during an emergency.

The lawmakers added that recent reports indicated that the NSCDC had not been observing the principles of Federal Character in its recruitment processes, “thus marring the corps with irregularities, racketeering, favouritism and nepotism as well as securing convictions for erring officials.”


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