The House of Representatives has begun investigation into alleged irregularities in the recruitment by Federal Government ministries, departments and agencies.
The lawmakers, however, denied involvement in the alleged racketeering by the MDAs, claiming that they were usually not consulted or involved in the exercises.
At the plenary on Wednesday, the House unanimously adopted a motion moved by a member, Mr Yusuf Gagdi, and resolved to probe the matter.
Prayer of the motion as adopted read, “Mindful that standing committees have not been constituted, mandate the House to constitute an ad hoc committee to investigate and monitor the recruitment activities of ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria.”
Moving the motion, Gagdi noted that Chapter 2 of the constitution creates certain rights, including the fundamental objectives and directive principles of state policy, which seek to promote the proper exploitation of human resources and the right of citizens to participate in all areas of the economy.