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Kaduna Assembly Investigates NRC Recruitment

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The Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Usman Tahir, on Thursday constituted a seven-man ad hoc committee to investigate the alleged abuse of recruitment guidelines by the Zaria district office of the Nigeria Railway Corporations, NRC.

The investigation was prompted by a motion moved on the floor of the assembly by Yakubu Soja (APC-Zaria Kewaye) on alleged abuses in the recruitment of junior staff on grade levels 01-06 by the district office.

According to Soja, the recruitment violated the provisions of the Federal Civil Service which provides that such vacancies be filled by applicants where the government offices were located.

He said it was important for the assembly to thoroughly investigate the matter so as not deny applicants in the area the right to be considered for appointment.

Soja informed the members that applicants from Zaria district of the NRC were side-lined from the exercise.

Several lawmakers, including Mohammad Ali (APC-Kawo), urged the House to also look into recruitment exercises conducted by various federal agencies in the state.

The committee, headed by Maikudi Tanko, was given two weeks to report back to the assembly.

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Other members are Abdullahi Khalid, Bala Yunusa, Labari Tela, Balarabe Jigo, Yakubu Soja and Mohammed Shuaibu.

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