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Senate investigates lopsided recruitment in Nigeria’s secret agency

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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By Suleiman Shuaib

The chairman Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental Affairs, Tijani Kaura, has said that the Senate had commenced probe into the alleged lopsided recruitment into the State Security Services, SSS.

An online publication had exclusively reported that a substantial percentage of the 479 cadets commissioned on March 5, were from the North.

During Thursday’s plenary, Kaura said that his committee would ensure that justice is done in the said recruitment.

“In the last few weeks, Nigeria media, both print and electronic have been awashed with issues that have to do with recruitment of cadet officers of the Department of State Services (DSS),” he said.

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“I stand before you on behalf of the committee of federal character and inter-governmental affairs to assure our distinguished colleagues and indeed all Nigerians that this committee is looking critically into this matter with the intention of ensuring that justice is done in this recruitment.

“Furthermore, I also want to add that this committee had similar cases from other agencies and which the committee at the same time is looking at critically in order to make sure that justice in consideration to provisions of the constitution.”

On his part, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said: “I’m happy that you are looking into the matter, the committee is, I think you will keep us posted on your findings and recommendations.”

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