The Presidency has denied as inaccurate, reports of illegal recruitment in federal agencies said to have been influenced by top members of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
According to the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, he said government was working on making the process more transparent. His denial followed allegations that recruitment into agencies such as the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), among others, did not follow due process, as beneficiaries were those connected to officials of government.
Speaking to some reporters in an interview in Abuja, he said “some of these reports are inaccurate. What we heard is that government is working to ensure that we develop in a more transparent process. “We are committed to going forward to ensure that some of these procedures are refined, fine tuned and made to become more transparent,” he said.
Also speaking on the various job creation initiatives by the administration, Akande noted that applications were already being received for the graduate employment scheme in a way, he maintained, was transparent and verifiable by anyone who cares to check.