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SENATE COMMENCES INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED LOPSIDED RECRUITMENT BY DSS

The Senate has commenced investigation into the alleged lopsided recruitment of personnel by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character Commission, TIJJANI KAURA, who spoke during Senate plenary on Thursday, drew the attention of his colleagues to the barrage of reports alleging massive lopsidedness in the recent recruitment exercise by the DSS.

He said that his committee was concerned about the reports and decided to look into the matter to ensure that justice was done to all zones of the country.

Katsina State where the Director General of DSS, LAWAL DAURA, hails from was reported to have received 51 slots, which is more than the combined 42 slots of all the states in the South South.

Lagos State got seven slots, Akwa Ibom State five slots, Kano 25 slots while Kaduna got 24, Edo, six and Bauchi, 23.

Senate President, BUKOLA SARAKI, in his ruling, asked the committee to take the matter seriously while the Senate awaits its findings.

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