Direct MDAs to comply with character mandate
MDAs who violate character principles will face punishment, says Tafida
The Chairman of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Muheeba Dankaka, on Tuesday, declared the administration of President Bola Tinubu committed to ensuring that every Nigerian has a sense of belonging to address marginalization.
FCC called on MDAs to ensure that the principle of federal character is adhered strictly to equity, fairness and justice for the distribution of infrastructural facilities, economic and social amenities amongst the federating units.
Dankaka, disclosed this in Abuja, while declaring open a sensitization and public enlightenment workshop for North West geopolitical zone, with the theme: “The Imperative of the Federal Character Principle in Achieving Renewed Hope Agenda.”
Dankaka, who was represented by the Commissioner Representing Kebbi State at the commission, Abubakar Atiku Bunu, said, “The policy thrust of the renewed hope agenda of the present administration President Bola Tinubu, is all about equity, fairness and justice to address marginalization.
“The aim of this workshop is to educate the stakeholders in the ministries, departments and agencies to adhere strictly to the act, establishing the federal character commission, not to sabotage or run away from it.
“The Federal Character Commission has two principal mandates. Those mandates are for the unity of the country, without implementing those mandates, there shall be problems.
“So, the message of the federal government is that all MDAs across the country should cooperate with the federal character commission to ensure that the implementation of those two mandates are practicable.”
In his address, Secretary of the commission, Bar. Muhammad Bello Tukur, noted that the commission would ensure that all discussions during the workshop will be implemented for the development of the country.
Also, in his remarks, the commissioner representing Sokoto State, at the commission, Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, said that any MDAs who violate character principle will face the punishment.
He said: “FCC is all about fighting the ills of marginalization, before now, where you look at the disposition of an MDAs you can tell from the staff list, that this MDAs is headed by a Hausa, Yoruba or Igbo man, and that is what we’re fighting against.
“So with the current stance of federal character, I think we are succeeding, you cannot cure these ills overnight, not in one year, not in two years, in three years, but within a space of time, you will succeed and we are succeeding.”