For yet another time, the natives of the Federal Capital Territory have been denied opportunity in Federal Civil Service as the Federal Civil Service Commission in their online recruitment portal released the list of short-listed candidates but refused to release the names of FCT Indigenes, the spokesperson of Coalition of FCT Indigenous Association, Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf has said.
In an official statement made available to LeadingReporters over the weekend, Yunusa said FCT list is empty and tagged “Pending” while names of candidates from every other States were released.
“As usual, they want to deny us our rights and privileges once again by sharing Abuja Slots among themselves. That is not going to happen again. We will engage them until the names are released. Even when the names are released, we will vet it one by one to ensure that the names of the shortlisted candidates are real true indigenes FCT. It is very unfortunate that in most cases we have to engage the Federal Government and FCT Administration through protests and agitations to remind the Government that we the indigenes exist”.
“Is it because we are not armed-carrying agitators like the Niger Delta youths? Government needs to do the needful in prioritizing the welfare of FCT natives”
Speaking further, the Spokesperson of CFCTIA, said that the perennial fear is that the FCT Indigenes have been severally neglected by both present and past Administration.
Yunusa vowed that the Indigenes have resolved to demand what is theirs and would have no other option than to besiege the National Assembly, the Federal Civil Service Commission office until the names of real indigenes are short-listed.
“Check the recent candidates list released, you will be surprise that candidates from every other states were released except FCT which they claimed is still pending. We have made the highest sacrifice such as relinquishing our lands for development because we believe in one Nigeria”.
“Must we be rewarded as bad as we get it from virtually every government?”.
“Yunusa, said “It has happened in the past where positions and rights of Abuja indigenes are shared among other people who are Non-Indigenes. That has to stop and the time is now. We are not going to be marginalized again. They will not deprive us our rights and privileges in employment slots”