Senate sponsors bill to criminalise secret employment in federal civil service

Senate sponsors bill to criminalise secret employment in federal civil service

- Senator Biodun Olujimi sponsors a bill to make it an offence for vacant positions in the federal civil service to be filled without being properly advertised

- Senator James Manager says the bill will benefit the Nigerian people

- Senate president Bukola Saraki refers the bill to the committee on establishment and public services

The Nigerian Senate has begun the process to enacting a law which will make it an offence for vacant positions in the federal civil service to be filled without being properly advertised.

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The proposed bill, according to lawmakers will ensure that proper advertising measures are put in place before vacant positions in the federal agencies are filled.

NAIJ.com learnt that the bill was sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi on Wednesday, October 11, during plenary on the floor of the Senate.

During deliberation on the bill, Senator James Manager said the bill will benefit the people and thanked Olujimi for putting up the bill.

On his part, Senate president Bukola Saraki referred the bill to the committee on establishment and public services and asked the committee to report back to the Senate in four weeks.

Saraki said the bill is very important for the people as it will ensure a fighting chance in meriting employment.

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He promised that the Senate will make efforts to fast track establishment of the bill

See tweets on the issue below:

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has formally written to the National Assembly to approve a loan request of $6.5 billion.

The president made the request known via a letter addressed to Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Yakubu Dogara.

According to the letter, the loans will be sourced through issuance of Euro and Diaspora bonds. President Buhari stated that the borrowings will be used to fund capital projects, one of which are the construction of Mambila power project in Taraba state, construction of second runway for the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and other major projects across the country.

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Source: Naij.com

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