A Former IPPIS desk officer with the Federal Character Commission, FCC, Mr Haruna Kolo, has admitted that job seekers in the commission pay millions of naira into his personal account for onward transmission to the Chairman, Mrs Muyeebat Dankaka.
Mr Kolo who revealed this in Abuja when he appeared before the adhoc Commitee investigating the mismanagement of the IPPIS system and Job racketeering said he uses Point of Sale Service (POS) to collect the money in cash to deliver to the chairman.
Mr. Kolo who now works with the Assets Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, said the Chairman appointed him as her chief protocol while serving in FCC, explaining that he saw the allegation against him in the media regarding job racketeering.
He said some of those who came to seek for job in the commission pay between N1 million and N5 million depending on the MDAs.
“I have never been involved in selling job, i only act on the instruction of Dankaka who is always receiving the money in cash.
“She often gives me verbal instruction in respect of people paying for job and lodgement which after collecting the agreed amount, it will be sent to my account which I subsequently cashed out and remit the money.
“My redeployment to AMCON was not without the knowledge of the chairman of the commission. My going to AMCON was her personal favour to me and others that left FCC at the time. ”
Mr Kolo however accused the chairman of going after him after her sister was rejected at AMCON due to age factor adding that the sister in question was already 51 years at the time she was given the job at AMCON.
He also said contrary to the Chairman’s claim that FCC had not carried out recruitment exercise since she assumed office, was false.
He added that as a desk officer of IPPIS in FCC, the commission carried out recruitment exercise and over 300 letters employment were issued but those captured by FCC were few.
The Chairman of the FCC, Mrs
Muyeebat Dankaka however said she did not collect any money from Kolo as alleged, and that it was a conspiracy between him and the other commissioners to tarnish her image.
The Chairman of the committee, Mr Yussuf Gagdi, informed Mr Kolo that the committee is in possession of an evidence that Kolo has N38.5 million in his account, which was withdrawn from POS.
He said a total of N75 million was in Kolo’s account in Access Bank, UBA and Eco bank as proceeds from job racketeering.
According to the chairman, Kolo is allegedly serving as a front for collecting money for job recruitments in the commission as against the service, financial regulation and extant laws.
He also ruled that the Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission CAC, and the Chairman of the Assets Management Company Of Nigeria AMCON, where Mr Kolo is currently working, to appear before the committee tomorrow for continuation of the probe.
Oduyemi Odumade, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Elizabeth David
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