At least, 200,000 Nigerian youths have applied for 750 positions announced by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for employment as Detectives and Detective Assistants.
The exercise which is still ongoing at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Mando, Kaduna State, has been awash with allegations of favouritism and lop-sidedness in favour of the northern part of the country.
But the EFCC, Tuesday night said the allegations were not true. According to the commission, the exercise is being conducted in line with due process and in strict conformity with Federal Character principle, which requires each state of the federation to be fairly represented.
Meanwhile, the Senate also on Tuesday decided to invite the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige to provide insight into government’s roadmap towards confronting unemployment in the country.
In a motion by Sen. Duro Faseyi (PDP-Ekiti), he called on the President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on unemployment with a view to confront the problem head-on.
“The economic recession which has hit the country would integrally multiply the level of unemployment in the country as more companies have started considering downsizing in order to cut cost and optimise profit,” he said.
After debate on the motion, the lawmakers resolved to invite Labour Minister for some explanation. Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy President of the Senate, who presided at the plenary, instructed Senate Clerk to invite the minister.
By Ebere Ndukwu …
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