FCT na­tives block fed­eral sec­re­tar­iat over perm sec slots

Daily Trust - - DIGEST - By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

Some FCT na­tives yes­ter­day bar­ri­caded the Fed­eral Sec­re­tar­iat com­plex in Abuja in a protest over what they said was the ex­clu­sion of three na­tives in the on­go­ing screen­ing of di­rec­tors for ap­point­ment as per­ma­nent sec­re­taries.

The na­tives, un­der the aegis of the Coali­tion of Abuja Indige­nous As­so­ci­a­tions in large num­bers car­ried plac­ards and threat­ened to take over the of­fice of the Head Of Ser­vice.

It was ob­served that some staff of the sec­re­tar­iat that came to work re­mained out­side while the protest lasted.

The group’s as­sis­tant co­or­di­na­tor, Com­rade Ezekiel Dal­hatu, al­leged that the ex­clu­sion of the na­tives from the screen­ing process was a de­lib­er­ate plan by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to con­tinue marginal­is­ing them.

Some staff were de­nied en­try into the com­plex by the protest­ing youths.

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