Allegations Of Corrupt Practices Rocks Federal Character Commission As Commissioners Battle FCC Chairman Over N35m ‘Shallow’ Advert, Job Racketeering
Members of the Federal Character Commission are locked in a “battle” with their Chairman, Dr. Muheeba Farida Dankaka, less than six months after their appointments in June 2020.
They have levelled allegations of corrupt practices, abuse of office, subversion of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), FCC (Establishment Act), rules for plenary 2015 and illegal arrogation of powers against Dankaka.
PRNigeria gathered that the members, who identified themselves as Concerned Commissioners, have already forwarded a petition to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission.
The duo of Augustine Wokocha and AbdulWasiu Bawa-Allah, who signed the petition on behalf of their colleagues, noted that since they assumed duty, Dankaka has been committing one form of grave infraction or the other, while also disregarding their advice and caution to her.
“We gathered that one of the malfeasance, perhaps the most egregious is her unilateral decision to employ 22 people of whom 50% of them are not only from her State, but from her senatorial district,” they said.
The Commissioners’ representatives added that Dankaka also awarded the sum of N35,706,002, to a contractor for a media advert, which was over and above the budgetary provision of N7,409,534 for publicity and advertisement.