Senate Committee investigates alleged ‘lopsided recruitment’ in DSS

Tijani Kaura, Senate Committee Chairman on Federal Character and Intergovernmental Affairs, has said a probe has commenced into the alleged lopsided recruitment into the Department of State Services (DSS).

There were reports that out the 479 cadets commissioned on March 5, a large number of them were from the North.

During Thursday’s plenary, Kaura said that his committee would ensure that justice is done in the said recruitment.

“In the last few weeks, Nigeria media, both print and electronic have been awashed with issues that have to do with recruitment of cadet officers of the Department of State Services (DSS),” he said.

“I stand before you on behalf of the committee of federal character and inter-governmental affairs to assure our distinguished colleagues and indeed all Nigerians that this committee is looking critically into this matter with the intention of ensuring that justice is done in this recruitment.

“Furthermore, I also want to add that this committee had similar cases from other agencies and which the committee at the same time is looking at critically in order to make sure that justice in consideration to provisions of the constitution.”

On his part, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said: “I’m happy that you are looking into the matter, the committee is, I think you will keep us posted on your findings and recommendations.”

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