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Senate to probe lopsided DSS recruitment where commissioned officers from Katsina State alone was more than the entire South-East

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Tijjani Kaura, during Thursday’s plenary, said that the committee has commenced investigation into the recently exposed lopsided recruitment by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Kaura who quoted Order 43 of the Senate Standing Order, said that following petitions from concerned Nigerians, his committee has consequently commence investigation into the recruitment and would soon come up with its decision.

“I stand before you, on behalf Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter- Governmental Affairs, to say that this committee is looking critically into this matter.

“This is with the intention of ensuring that justice is done in this recruitment.

“I also want to add that this committee has similar cases from different agencies, which it is already looking into to ensure the Constitution is strictly followed,” he said.

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Senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President urged Kaura to ensure that his committee carries out thorough findings on the issue and report back to the Senate.

“In line with our standing rule, we cannot debate on the matter. We take note of your comment and we will look into the matter.

“The committee should keep us posted on its findings and recommendations.”

We had sometime in April published a report titled ‘ Out of 479 newly commissioned DSS cadet officers, those from North are 331 and 148 were from South-West, South-East and South-South. Katsina alone are 51 ‘ where we exposed a very worrisome lopsided recruitment in the DSS.

In case you missed the report, click above to read it. You can also read the response from the presidency regarding the unbalanced DSS recruitment here.

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