The House of Representatives has issued a final warning to Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, of government who failed to appear before it.
The Chairman Ad hoc committee probing job racketeering and mismanagement of Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, Mr. Yusuf Gagdi who gave the warning at its resumed sitting in Abuja noted that over 200 MDAs failed to honour the committee’s invitation in spite of publication in newspapers.
He said any MDA that failed to appear before the committee winds up its investigation should have itself to be blamed should the report of the committee indict such MDAs.
He said the newspaper publications remained one of the mediums of communication that the National Assembly used to reach out to the MDAs hence they have no excuse to say they have not seen the message.
“The agencies have no excuses not to appear before this committee because they have a budget for newspapers publication and they are using it.
“Our Daily Trust publication and the Nation Newspaper of today will serve as a final communication and we are going to abide by this, ” he said.
According to him, there is a need for employment to reflect the Federal Character, adding that the committee’s aim was to ensure that employment was not done in secrecy.
This is to ensure that Nigerian citizens who had no godfathers should have the opportunity to be employed in any of the MDAs.
Oduyemi Odumade, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Safiya Wada