The Coalition for Good Governance and Rule of Legislation, a physique civil society group, has introduced plans lead a protest over alleged lopsided recruitment by Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF) Administration Board.
Final week, the New Initiative for Credible Management (NICREL) demanded the resignation of the Government Secretary, Ahmed Bobboi.
NICREL alleged that of the 200 individuals employed, solely 17 individuals have been from the oil-producing states
The group mentioned Akwa Ibom obtained 2 slots, Bayelsa 4, Cross-River 2, Delta 3, Edo 0, Ondo 0 and Rivers 2, whereas Adamawa obtained 16, Bauchi 9, Borno 13, Kano 19, and Katsina 14.
In a letter to Bobboi, Ikpa Isaac, convener of the coalition, mentioned the current occasions in PEF have been able to defeating the ideas of social cohesion in Nigeria.
He famous that the conduct of the parastatal ought to mirror the spirit of nationalism and provides all Nigerians equal alternative no matter non secular or ethnic affiliations.
“It’s possible you’ll want to be reminded that the current recruitment train by your group certainly is the peak of insensitivity to the nationwide curiosity in Nigeria and a sign that your motives are geared in the direction of fulfilling the whims and caprices of a bit of the nation and in opposition to our collective pursuits as a rustic.
“It’s on document that within the not too long ago carried out recruitment train below your watch, you intentionally entrenched a regime of nepotism the place out of 200 individuals supplied employment on July 13 and 14, 2020, solely 17 individuals have been employed from sure oil-producing states, whereas 173 individuals got here from non-oil producing states.”
The letter mentioned the anomaly indicated that the PEF management was disjointed and never in tune with the peculiarities of the time that require a degree taking part in floor for all residents.
“Your actions have been based mostly on favoritism and ethnicity on the expense of meritocracy which does argue nicely for the continued peace and unity in Nigeria. Beneath your watch, some areas of the nation have been shortchanged and denied their quota within the recruitment train.”
The coalition mentioned the event was able to setting the nation “on a harmful path of disintegration”.
Isaac mentioned if Bobboi did not resign from workplace or reverse the lopsided recruitment, “which is a transparent breach of the embargo on recruitment by Mr. President”, the CSOs would occupy the Presidential Villa, the SGF’s workplace and the PEF headquarters.