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Reps To FG: You Must End Extortion Of Job Seekers

House of Representatives yesterday urged the Federal Government to put an end to the extortion of unsuspecting job seekers and also stop the use of consultants in recruitment exercises in Government agencies and parastatals.

This resolve by the House emanated from a motion entitled “fraudulent extortion from employment seekers by government agencies and recruitment firms” raised on the floor of the green chambers by Hon. Joseph Edionwele.

The motion noted that the 7 out of 10 graduates are unemployed and as a result, job seekers have become pray to unscrupulous recruitment agencies, firms and organisations which exploit unsuspecting and desperate Nigerians.

It was also concerned that job seekers were made to purchase scratch cards or pay money into designated bank accounts to access portals in order to fill application forms which has now become a rising trend.

The motion which was unanimously agreed on by the House was presided over by the Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara also mandated the committee on employment, labour and productivity (when constituted) to monitor the development and report back to the House on the extent of compliance.


-Dyepkazah Shibayan, Abuja

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