The Federal Character Commission (FCC), has denied allegation that commission indulge in job racketeering.
Reacting to a media publication published in a national daily, not (LEADERSHIP) the commission said that the acting executive chairman, Dr. Shettima Abba was quoted out of context during a Senate Committee hearing on the FCC 2018 Budget defence.
The commission in a statement signed by the director, public affairs and communication, Mr Dipo Akinsola, said the report was not true and did not represent what transpired at the hearing.
The statement reads in part: “Our attention had been drawn to the publication in some national dailies of Friday, January 12, 2018 captioned: “We Indulge In Job Racketeering, FCC Chair tells Senate.
“The acting executive chairman was grossly misquoted at the engagement he had with the Senators.
‘’He stressed the need for close interaction between members of the commission representing their states, governors and stakeholders to ensure all anomalies in terms of under-representations are adequately addressed.
“He solicited for the assistance of the senators particularly from the states where the commission had no state offices to interface with the governors of those states to help the commission secure land to build its state offices to enable it meet its mandate of monitoring manpower and even distribution of amenities and infrastructural facilities,’’he said.
The statement, however, called on members of the fourth estate of the realm to contact the commission on any issues that requires clarification.
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