Fresh disclosures have emerged from the House of Representatives panel investigating the illicit job practices and misuse of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) by various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

As reported by Daily Trust, a recent development revealed that Haruna Kolo, a desk officer at the Federal Character Commission (FCC), admitted to receiving substantial sums of money from job seekers on behalf of Muheeba Dankaka, the FCC’s chairman.

Kolo confessed to collecting these funds and subsequently transferring them to Dankaka, who allegedly rewarded him with a position at the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

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Although the commission’s chairperson vehemently denied these accusations, she offered to prove her innocence by swearing an oath on the Quran.

During a recent hearing before the committee, Abdulmalik Isah Ahmed and Ali Muhammad Yero corroborated the situation by confirming that they had paid a sum of N3 million for job placements at the FCC.

Ahmed explained that they were convinced to make these payments based on promises of being recruited in 2021, under the impression that commissioners and directors already had selected candidates.

Ahmed stated, “We learned that there was a 2021 recruitment, with commissioners and directors already having candidates. As ordinary citizens, we engaged in this process. After securing the appointments, Mr. Kolo assured us of placements within two months. This convinced us. I got to know Kolo through the driver of the Taraba Commissioner at the FCC.”

He further revealed, “I transferred a million Naira to Kolo’s account under the agreement that monthly pay would be around N140,000 or N130,000. So, we settled on N1.5 million, negotiating through the driver, Yusha’u Gambo.”

Ali Muhammad Yero, the other witness, disclosed that his two brothers had paid N2 million in installments to secure his job. One brother initially paid N1.5 million, while the other settled the balance with N500,000.

According to Yero, “My brothers Nurudeen Yero and Abdulrazak Yero paid N2 million to Badamasi Yaro’s account on August 2nd, 2022. Badamasi Yaro is associated with Haruna Kolo, and the payment was for a job at the Federal Character Commission.”

He went on to recount, “Haruna Kolo informed me that the slot was


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