774, 000 Jobs: Selection Committee Urged by Federal Character Commission not to Taint Buhari’s Initiative

The committee in charge of selecting beneficiaries for the Federal Government’s Public Works Programme has been urged by Hon. Ginika Tor who is representing Enugu State at the Federal Character Commission to do everything possible to ensure due diligence is adhered to in the process.

This came after the State Coordinator of the programme, Chief Gbazuagu Nweke Gbazuagu, released the list from the seventeen Local Governments in Enugu State.

Tor in a statement released on Wednesday, commended Gbazuagu for a job well done.

Tor, in the statement said, “I laud Distinguished G.N.G for the bold step he has taken so far. May God continually grant him more grace and wisdom as he carries out this designated assignment.”

“We are impressed with the steps he has taken so far, especially by making the committee list public. I look forward to enormous positive achievements.
On the part of the members of the committee across the 17 LGAs in Enugu State, as I congratulate them, they also need to be told that to whom much is given, much is expected.”

“I believe you were all well-chosen to represent the people of Enugu State at the local government level and I have no doubt in my mind that you will uphold the principles of Federal Character in the discharge of your duties.”

“Kindly carry this assignment in a manner that reflects the Federal Character. The distinctive desire of Mr. President is to give citizens of Nigeria fair and equitable sharing thereby promoting national unity and fostering national loyalty as stipulated in Section 14(3) and (4) of the 1999 constitution as amended.”

The commissioner cautioned that, “This is not time for political patronage or self-aggrandizement. Mr. President desires that the programme should get to the deserved Nigerians, and this should not be compromised. Let’s ensure that the essence of this great initiative of Mr. President is not defeated.”

“I, hereby, as the Federal Character Commissioner representing Enugu State at the Federal Character Commission implore you all to please conduct this assignment in the manner that reflects the Federal Character.”

“We expect that the committees at the various local government areas will also publish the list of the selected beneficiaries when the time comes, with their towns inclusive. We shall monitor the entire process to see that the right thing is done.”

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