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NPC workers reject DG’s re-appointment

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Workers at the National Population Commission (NPC) have rejected the re-appointment of Dr. Fhanji Ismail Bello as the Director General (DG).

The workers, under the auspices of the National Civil Service Union (NCSU) insist that Bello’s re-appointment would not be accepted.

Officials of the NCSU, as well as the management of the NPC, yesterday held a congress with members of the joint unions.

At the meeting were the Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services (AUPCTRE), and the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria (ASCSN).

Others were the Nigeria Union of Public Service Reportorial, Secretarial Data Processing and the Allied Workers (NUPSRAW).

They jointly maintained that Bello would not be allowed to serve the second term, after his first term expired on January 7, 2018.

In a declaration after the meeting, the workers resolved that:

“The request of the chairman and his commissioners at the NPC that Bello should be allowed to resume for another term was very insensitive, selfish and tendentious

“Workers are not entirely unaware of the reasons for the position of the chairman, who is afraid that Bello would expose his illicit financial dealings. The copious documents on this have been obtained and would be forwarded to the appropriate quarters.

“The commission has outlived its usefulness, hence the unions are calling on government to immediately institute a probe of the commission to unravel the corruption that has bedeviled it in the last four year .

“Congress fully supports the no-confidence vote passed by the management staff in the former Director General and by extension the chairman and the commissioners.”

They blamed them for not demonstrating enough sense of responsibility in discharging the mandate of the commission.

The National President of the NCSU, Rita Agaba, vowed that the work-to-rule would continue until the union’s demands are met.


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