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Protesters Storm PenCom Hqts Over Botched Recruitment



Youths under the aegis of the Nigerian Youth for Change staged a peaceful protest at the headquarters of the National Pension Commission (PenCom) in Abuja yesterday over a botched recruitment. The protesters alleged one of the new recruits, late Mustapha Ajiya, died recently over the failed recruitment.
Speaking on the development, one of the protesters, Comrade Azubike Okafor said Ajiya was lawfully employed by PenCom based on the approval of the last Executive Management Committee of PenCom. He also explained that Ajiya completed the aptitude test, passed the various interviews and was offered employment via a letter dated March 2017 and was directed to resume on May 2, 2017.

“Ajiya accepted the offer and resigned his previous employment. However, the executive management committee of PenCom was removed in April 2017 and Mrs. Aisha Dahir-Umar, after receiving the handover note as the most senior staff, indefinitely suspended their already legally concluded employments,” he said.
According to the protesters, if nothing was done to lift the suspension, the other 41 recruits still waiting for PenCom to allow them resume, may face the same fate as Mustapha.
However, LEADERSHIP gathered that the management of PenCom has revealed that the recruitment did not follow strictly the conditions spelt out by the Federal Character Commission (FCC).


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