The exact magnitude of the scam is still being investigated by the security agencies ,but insiders say an on-going secret recruitment scam is causing disquiet within and outside the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria,FRCN.
Sources have revealed that the Minister of Information ,Mr Labaran Maku and the Director General of FRCN ,Mallam Yusuf Nuhu may have succumbed to “all manner of pressures “ and have been recruiting new workers into the corporation without following due process.One of the most scathing criticisms is that this recruitment is taking place without advertisements.”People are being employed to please some topshots” one insider said.
But there are also telltale hints that the sort of money- for- jobs scandal which has been rocking some federal agencies may have reared its head at FRCN.Unconfirmed reports claimed that as much N500,000 was being demanded from some of those seeking such jobs.But Newsdiaryonline.com could not confirm if anyone has indeed made such payments .
The bulk of the allegations against the minister and the DG apparently revolves around the fact that they resorted to secret recruitment to employ relatives of influential politicians perhaps to curry favours. On source said that government actually approved recruitment of new staff in some agencies .The question now is why is due process not being followed ,an insider said
These secret recruitments have led to a bloated staff strength of FRCN ,a source alleged .