The executive chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Dr. Muheeba Dankaka, has blasted the Federal Government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that recruit without the government’s consent and urged them to abide by the circulars on recruitment.
Dankaka made this call during her address at the second-anniversary celebration of the fourth board of the commission which was held today (July 5, 2022) in Abuja.
She stressed that it is an offence to recruit or conduct promotion exercises without recourse to the commission, adding that there are changes in operational committees, enhanced monitoring, enforcement activities and a zero-tolerance for non-compliance.
Also, the chairman noted that approval from the ministry of national planning has been approved, for the commission to be involved in ministries, departments and agencies’ budget processes with the view to providing input, regarding the fair and equitable distribution of projects during planning and execution stages.
“It is against this background that the committee on the formulae for the distribution pattern of the infrastructural facilities and socioeconomic amenities concluded its assignment. We will be deliberating on the report and approval by the plenary, the document will be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for his approval according to the law.
“Furthermore, having realised the lacuna in our Enabling Act and the need for the commission to be potent and react wholesomely to the dynamics of our time, we are in the process of amendments to our laws. The National Assembly has since provided the platform and we hope it will be concluded soon. In the same vein, an in-house review of our business rules and ethics has been completed. This will improve our deliberations and regulate our activities.
“We shall continue to pursue this mandate with all the vigours and the constitutional powers bestowed on us. The commission would continue to bring out deliberate policies to make its contributions to promote peace and unity in the country, especially now that the fragmentation in the polity is at an alarming rate,” she added.