Reps probe favouritism, lopsided promotions, in NSCDC

House of Representatives has said it will investigate the alleged favouritism, lopsided recruitments and promotions in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

At the plenary on Tuesday, the House mandated its committees on Interior, Federal Character, and Public Service Matters to “investigate recruitment, staff quota, and promotion exercises carried out by the NSCDC over 10 years and report back within six weeks for further legislative action.”

The probe is based on a motion moved by two members, Awaji-Inombek Abiante and Dumnamene Dekor, titled, “Call to Investigate the Recruitment, Staff Quota, and Promotion Process at the NSCDC.”

He alleged that the recent recruitment exercises by the NSCDC were “marred with favouritism and abuse of Federal Character principles, where the management team used their position and influence in high places of authority to recruit family members.”