Senate queries disparity in distribution of jobs by NASC

By James Isaac


The Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs Chaired by Senator Allwell Onyesoh( Rivers East) on Wednesday expressed misgivings with job allocation by the National Assembly Service Commission(NASC), and called for further details to be supplied so as not to shortchanged any zone or region.


This position was taken when Chairman and management of NASC led by Amshi Ahmed Kadi had an interactive session with the Committee at the National Assembly.


Senator Onyesoh opined that a situation where by some states or regions appeared to be over represented but going down it became cleared that the reverse was the case does not reflect the letters of federal character as enshrined in the constitution.


He therefore called for all the details about jobs allocation from state to local government to be supplied so as to have a clear picture in order to arrived at the right decision going forward.


Earlier in his submission, the Executive Chairman of NASC said that, since the National Assembly workforce came into existence; since 2018, they have neither employed nor replaced but presently there are about 300 vacancies to be filled.


The Chairman of the Committee warned that, there will be sanctions if at the end of the day it is observed that lack of strict adherence to the principles of federal character as enshrined in the constitution was done on purpose, then the appropriate sanctions will be meted out

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