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Senate calls for reconstitution of Federal Character Commission

The Senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the Federal Character Commission management to avoid a breach of the 1999 Constitution and the act establishing the Commission.

The resolution followed the adoption of a motion by Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, who drew the attention of his colleagues to the fact that the tenure of the board of the Commission had elapsed since 2018.

Senator Abaribe explained that there is no provision in the FCC Act which stipulates the need for a Sole Administrator or Acting Chairman to run the affairs of the Commission. 

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said reconstituting the FCC Board would ensure equity and equality in appointments and recruitments in government agencies. 

The Federal Character Commission  is meant to monitor and ensure equitable employment of Nigerians across the six geopolitical zones into the  civil service. 

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