[News] : Federal Character Commission’s Lagos Office Locked Up Over Unpaid Rent

The Lagos State Office of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), situated at Plot 36A Acme Road in Ogba, has been bolted up by the property-proprietor over unpaid lease of two years, SaharaReporters has been told.

Our reporter who went by the commission was educated that the organization’s staff have been not able get entrance into the premises to complete their official capacities.

SaharaReporters was informed that the commission has not been getting stores required for running the everyday expenses of the workplace since the finish of the residency of Alhaji Muhammad Bello Alkali, who kicked the bucket on the eighth of January 2016.

They additionally expressed that the issue started when Dr. Shettima Bukar-Abba, on the eleventh of January 2016, was delegated as Acting Chairman. The Acting Chairman, they stated, has neglected to discharge any assets for running the workplace, including that a similar circumstance exists in the commission’s workplaces in many parts of the nation, barring the North.

“Dr. Shettima has been utilized to execute the filthy obligations of the President, which is to scorn the sole point of government character by having more Northerners in common administration. This is plainly against the government character guideline,” one of them said. “Since he was designated, he has not discharged any assets for us to pay office and utilities bills. This is being finished by the Presidency to modify work to support the Northern piece of the nation. What has turned into the pattern in Nigeria today is that head of significant commissions and organizations is directed toward the North and that is the reason 85% of work openings are sent toward the Northern piece of the nation,” he included.

“We come here consistently since the workplace has been bolted however we need to backpedal home on the grounds that it is extremely unlikely we can access the workplace.”

Another staff addressed why the commission even expected to share office space in any case.

“I ask why we must utilize a little office space when, as a government organization, we should utilize an entire working with which we can successfully do what is required of us.”

An examination by SaharaReporters uncovered that the lease being referred to is N1.2million every year, which is a little piece of the N3.3billion the Federal Character commission gets as assignment yearly.

When we reached Adetunji Musulumi Ramoni, the Lagos State Coordinator of FCC Lagos Chapter regarding why the workplace is under bolt, he denied that lease is being owed, asserting that the staff of the FCC Lagos office are field specialists who don’t remain in the workplace.

“We are all field laborers and don’t remain in the workplace. We go out to work each day. No one in FCC Lagos office can state that we are owing rent since they are not the ones that compensation for the workplace lease,” he told our journalist.

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