After carrying out an action that many observers and citizens criticised, a major Nigerian agency has defended its activities and has given reasons why they did what they did.
Major Nigerian Agency, NEMA, defends mass sacking
The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has today moved to clarify reports about the sacking of 48 of its workers. It was reported that this mass sacking took place just one year after their recruitment.
Through its head of Media and Public Relations, Mr Manzo Ezekiel, the organisation issued a statement regarding these reports. According to the information the statement, the action was carried out to invalidate hasty and improperly organized recruitment.
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Ezekiel explained that the workers claimed to have been sacked were those who were brought into the organization through that incorrect exercise that was carried out in 2018. Although there was approval to recruit, the recruitment did not meet standard procedure and protocol.
He further stated that specific relevant ministries were excluded from the recruitment exercise, including the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.