NAPMAIDEs applauds Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada for the suspension of the 600 newly employed staff of FCT-IRS

The National Assembly Progressive Media Aides (NAPMAIDEs) has applauded the Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character, Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada over the suspension of the 600 newly employed staff of Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS).

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…..described him as an advocate for equity, justice and fairness

…..advise Nigeria leaders to emulate Kusada’s indiscriminate judgement

The National Assembly Progressive Media Aides (NAPMAIDEs) has applauded the Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character, Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada over the suspension of the 600 newly employed staff of Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCT-IRS).

According to a statement signed by the National Chairman of the group, Prince Oyelude Oladele, made available to pressmen in Abuja on Monday.

Oyelude described Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada as an advocate for equity, justice and fairness.

“As we all know, the principle of Federal Character as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is essentially affirmative to create a balance in the polity, inclusion, representation, sense of belonging and above all, it serves a uniting purpose in this multi-ethnic, multi-religious country.

“The Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character, Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada has proved to be a concerned leader by suspending a lopsided employment, he has prove to be an advocate for equity, justice and fairness”.

Recall that the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Services (FCT-IRS) recruited new staff and submitted a controversial report of 586 employment to the Committee on Federal Character.

The report showed that: 144 people were employed in the North East, 237 from North Central, 106 from North West, 26 from South East, 38 from South-South and 37 from South-West, respectively.

Further analysis on a state basis showed that, out of the 144 for North East: Adamawa – 49, Bauchi – 22, Borno – 27, Gombe – 11, Taraba – 19 and Yobe – 16. Out of 237 employed from North Central: Benue (13), Kogi (29), Kwara (27), Nasarawa (64), Niger (41), Plateau (7) and FCT (56). From the 106 employed from North West: Jigawa (11), Kaduna (29), Kano (24), Katsina (28), Kebbi (6) and Sokoto (7).

Out of a total of 26 employed from South East: Abia(2), Anambra(5), Ebonyi(0), Enugu(6) and Imo (13). From a total number of 38 employed from the South-South: Akwa Ibom(4), Bayelsa(1), Cross River(5), Delta(9), Edo(15) and Rivers(2). Out of the total of 37 employed from South-West: Ekiti(4), Lagos(5), Ogun(8), Ondo(10), Osun(9) and Oyo(1).

The aggrieved lawmakers during the investigative hearing expressed grave concerns over the flagrant abuse of extant public service rules and the high level of impunity being perpetrated at the commission.

The Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character, Hon Abubakar Yahaya Kusada through a letter with Ref. No: NASS /HR/9/CT/37/27/17 dated: 13th October 2021 and addressed to the Executive Chairman, FCT Inland Revenue Service Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, conveyed the resolution of the Committee to suspend the recruitment exercise pending the conclusion of its investigation.

The parliamentary media group thereby advise Nigeria leaders to emulate indiscriminate judgement of Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada as the Chairman, House Committee on Federal Character.

“Most agitation for cessition in Nigeria was as a result of inequality. Inequality has caused mistrust among ethnic groups. This, in turn, has led to conflict and violence in diverse ways.

“It’s astonishing, Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada was not been selfish by keeping quiet as his state was not that marginalised compare to others but he decided to act with actions for equity, justice and fairness. I advise other Nigeria leaders to emulate his indiscriminatory judgement for the unity of Nigeria and Nigerians,” Oyelude added.

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