Chairman of All Progressive Congress Latep Dabang has rekindled effort to stop Governor Jonah Jang from perpetrating some illegal way to over blunt civil service.
He raised alarm over alleged indiscriminate recruitment of staff into the State civil service six weeks before the end of the governor Jonah Jang’s administration and called for a stop.
The Party faulted the “hasty recruitment” exercise saying it is done in bad faith since the exercise did not follow due process and meant to leave a burden for the incoming government.
Addressing journalists yesterday in Jos, the State Chairman of the Party, Mr. Dabang noted that whilst governance is a continuous process, the incumbent government should ensure the smooth take-off of the new administration without any form of rancor.
His words, “It has come to our notice that about 6,800 people cutting across Ministries and Departments are being recruited.
The lists have been sent to the Civil Service Commission for the execution of mandate. Are these actions fair and patriotic?
“Are these actions not wicked with grand design to set booby traps for the incoming government? Six weeks to the exit of the Jang government does not provide justifiable reasons to embark on major policy decisions and execution like recruitment with attendant financial implication.
“The APC as a Party has a clear policy on employment, empowerment and engagement of citizenry, we do not need an outgoing regime to do any of these policy focuses for us and without due consultations with the incoming government.”
He also lamented the intention to create districts/village areas, Chiefdoms and Development Areas adding “since there are court cases on the creation of these administration institutions, any action by the government is sub judicial.
“Above all, the Law establishing these institutions is still extant and not repealed. In the light of the above, there should be no further arbitrary expenditure except for some running cost of governance.
“There should be no award of new contracts, no interviews for recruitment, no Districts, Village Areas, Chiefdoms and Development Areas should be created, modified or announced since no wide consultations and mandate of the people were sought.”
APC decried recruitment racketeers rock employment staff into the Plateau state civil service, Dabang called for smooth transition of government to the next administration.