By Alex Okoro
OrderPaperToday– House of Representatives on Thursday, mandated it’s two Committees- Federal Character and Banking and Currency to investigate the lop-sided secret recruitment exercise recently undertaken by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Recall that allegations have been rife about the said recruitment violating the principle of Federal Character as due process was not followed in the exercise.
It has also been alleged that at the period of the said recruitment exercise, top government officials and other elites had their kins secretly employed into the apex bank.
The House’s decision to investigate the recruitment, followed a motion on Matters of Urgent Public Importance sponsored by Aliyu Madaki (APC, Kano).
Moving the motion, Madaki said the recruitment exercise employed about 909 persons which has since drawn negative public reactions over the way it was conducted.
“It lacks Federal Character Justice as stated in the constitution, “he said.
He lamented that when Nigerians got wind of the exercise the apex bank came out to deny the claims.
In a reaction, the CBN through its Acting Director of Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor stated that it was not mandatory for the apex bank to advertise vacant positions for employment.
Okorafor while denying that relatives of top officials in government and elite were favoured in the recruitment process said the bank obtained waiver from Federal C