HOUSE COMMITTEE ACCUSES IPPIS OF AVOIDING PROBE, SUMMONS AGF, OTHERS

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The House of Representatives’ Ad hoc Committee investigating alleged employment racketeering and mismanagement of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) accused the IPPIS of evading the investigation.

The committee summoned the Director of the IPPIS and the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF) to appear on Thursday.

Additionally, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) and Mr. Haruna Kolo, a former staff of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), were summoned. Kolo had admitted collecting money for employment on behalf of the FCC Chairman, Muheeba Dankaka.

The committee revealed that Kolo is currently employed by AMCON. Despite initially cooperating, Kolo failed to attend subsequent hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The committee’s Chairman, Yusuf Gagdi, stressed the importance of substantiating allegations and warned that those invited must appear or face legal consequences.

Gagdi expressed frustration at the absence of IPPIS officials and questioned the reluctance of certain individuals to cooperate. He emphasized the committee’s determination to ensure transparency.

Gagdi also criticized government agencies for using waivers to bypass public recruitment advertising, which he labeled as a fraudulent practice. He called for agencies to uphold proper employment procedures to provide equal opportunities for all Nigerians.

Amid the proceedings, it was revealed that Kolo collaborated with others to sell employment positions, prompting the committee to demand further explanations.

The news report has been condensed to focus on the central issues and key statements made during the proceedings.

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