I sold jobs for N1m, N1.5m at Federal Character Commission, ex-worker


Photo: Dr Muheebat Dankaka, FCC boss

I sold jobs for N1m, N1.5m at Federal Character Commission,  ex-worker

A desk officer of the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Haruna Kolo, has confessed to receiving millions of Naira from job-seekers on behalf of the chairman of the FCC, Muheeba Dankaka.

Kolo made the confession to an ad-hoc committee of the House of Representatives investigating the alleged job racketeering and abuse of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

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Kolo said, “On the allegations of job racketeering, the FCC chairman instructed me to liaise with one Mr Shehu who is a personal driver and PA to the Taraba State’s Commissioner.

“As a desk officer, I’m responsible to take whoever is employed to IPPIS for capturing, no one can go there without a letter from the chairman or Human Resource officer of FCC.

“When she came, she wrote a letter to the Accountant-General instructing that no letter from FCC should be honored except she signs the letter. So, whenever there were new employments, she signs, gives to me and I take to the Accountant-General’s office for capturing.

“Shehu is the one that brought those who paid monies to my account for jobs, some paid N1m; others, N1.5m, all to my personal account, my Ecobank account. She asked me to give cash to her which I did through PoS. So, there’s no evidence of transfer or anything”.

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