Daily Trust (Abuja)

29 November 2012

Nigeria: FCC Urged to Prosecute Defaulters - Minister

The Minster of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, has urged the Federal Character Commission (FCC), to prosecute government agencies that do not adhere to the guidelines and principles of federal character during employment into colleges of education and tertiary institutions.

The minister who was represented by the director policy planning and research, Karamatu Lawal, spoke at a one day sensitization workshop organized by the FCC for education services agencies and colleges of education in Abuja.

In a prepared speech, Prof. Ruqayyatu called on the FCC to, "use its numerous powers to ensure that employers of labour complied with its guiding principles and formulae by applying some legal instruments where necessary."

She added that, "as much as I encourage the commission to continue with its approach of dialogue in carrying its stakeholders along, attempt should be made to show and apply other means where necessary, especially with recalcitrant agencies."

Speaking earlier, the executive chairman of the FCC, Prof. Shaibu Oba Abdulraheem, said, "The workshop is geared towards building synergy with the players in the key sectors of education."

He further said, "The workshop provides a veritable platform for transparent and open discussion on the various issues involved and to be understood in the mandatory application of the FCC guidelines in the recruitment of staff in your respective organizations."

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