Senate wants stiffer sanctions for job racketeering - Ripples Nigeria
Connect with us


Senate wants stiffer sanctions for job racketeering



The Senate has resolved to enact a law prescribing stiffer sanctions to stem job racketeering and disregard for the federal character principles in employment.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Allwell Onyesoh, stated this at a meeting with management of Federal Character Commission (FCC) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Onyesoh said that Nigerians were used to reacting to employment issues using emotion without clarifying or investigating issue around employment process in Nigeria.

He said: “It is something that is very dangerous, a simple statement like, oh this thing is out we are not getting it.

“There is job there, they are employing secretly, is enough to cause problem.

“And the purview of FCC, hence we felt it is proper to call them and sit down, dot the ‘I’ and cross the ‘t’, make every of their activities more transparent, more glaringly clear for people to see.

“We want to open up the space.”

READ ALSO: ICPC probes Reps panel investigating MDAs for alleged job racketeering

He stressed that the essence of the federal character was to create unity, fairness and equity.

“You can’t have that if someone is feeling rejected, feeling not carried along.

“You must put some sanctions, if you want things to work, we are considering stiffer penalties, there must be consequences for everything.

“This is one of the few committees that derives its power from the constitution,” the chairman added.

Earlier, the Executive Chairperson of FCC, Dr. Muheeba Dankaka, said the issue of job racketeering was new to the office.

She also appealed to the committee to help the commission to upscale its budget given its enormous responsibility.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Exit mobile version