Under the President Muhammadu Buhari led government, there has been allegations of secret recruitment by prime agencies without following the laid down rules.
That this seemingly corrupt recruitment was recorded under President Buhari who is believed to be the epitome of integrity elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which credits itself as the beacon of political morality. Yet, both the government and the party have maintained a sealed lip over the development.
First, it was the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was accused of secret employment of children, wards and relatives of top government officials.
The news generated public out cry but fizzled away shortly after Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor of CBN reaction through a press statement denying the development.
Although, Emefiele may have been a tool in the hands of the powerful but the public is watching as things unfold.
Not only that, during the last quarter of 2017, the Nigeria Ports Authority. (NPA) was also accused of conducting a secret recruitment exercise favoring cronies of the power brokers from the north and south.
We are worried about these coincidence being product of compromise, in which the presidency and few cabals are being accused of installing their children in the key agencies of government.
Government must respect laid procedures of recruitment which recognized federal that give Nigerians sense of belonging.
It is sad that neither President nor National Assembly leadership has deem it fit to make a public statement on the matter.
Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman cannot be said to have acted alone in this malfeasance, even though she, like her counterpart CBN has proven to be found wanting in the matter.
We urge every Nigerian stakeholder to rise up and mount pressure to halt this unholy act and save the nation from further embarrassment.
It is the duty of all to ensure equity, fairness and justice in administration of government and its agencies.