Rotimi Makinde, a former member of the House of Representatives, has criticized the employment composition at the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPCL), the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for what he has called its lopsidedness.
In the 7th Assembly, the former lawmaker who represented the Ife Federal Constituency urged President Bola Tinubu to rectify the imbalance in the interests of equity and racial harmony.
Makinde stated that a simple glance at the list of names on the promotional lineup in the government institutions shamelessly reveals prejudice in favor of a specific section of the country in a statement made available to 460play on Tuesday.
Makinde emphasized that it is increasingly concerning when people in positions of authority favor relatives, kinsmen, acquaintances, or associates in government institutions.
The leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) continued by saying that Nigeria can only advance through justice and fairness.
He pleaded with Tinubu to give the NNPCL, NCS, and NIS a national perspective consistent with the federal character principle.
He encouraged Tinubu to focus his searchlight in particular on NNPCL.
“We must take all appropriate legal action to make up for past wrongs and inspire confidence in Nigeria’s unity among all of its citizens. We would all be proud of our country if we did that.
This statement is not intended to assign blame to any tribe or region, but it is clear that what is occurring at the NNPC and other important institutions is alarming and has to be fixed as quickly as possible.
“I am certain that a plan for promotion exercises to fill the open positions exists. Apart from those at the top, a large number of employees remain without jobs, with people from particular regions being particularly negatively impacted, he said.