Reps to investigate ‘illegal recruitment’ of 909 employees by the Central Bank of Nigeria

The House of Representatives is to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN ) over its last staff recruitment exercise.

The lawmakers said due process was not adhered to in the exercise said to be lopsided with some sections of the country unfairly disadvantaged.

House Committees on Banking and Currency and Federal Character were mandated to investigate and report back within four weeks.

The decision of the lawmakers followed the adoption of a motion of urgent public importance by Ali Madaki (APC, Kano ), who regretted that CBN deliberately breached the federal character principle by carrying out the recruitment in secret without advertisements.

According to him, the secret recruitment has generated negative reactions from several sections of the country with accusations of lopsidedness.

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