The House of Representatives Wednesday said it would conduct a forensic investigation into the recent recruitment of graduate trainees by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC, with a view to determining how many persons were recruited from the various host communities.
Adopting a motion initiated by Mr. Thomas Eveyitomi at the plenary presided by speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, the House mandated it’s Committee on Petroleum Down Stream to probe the matter.
Elders of host communities in the Niger Delta region had in a recent open letter accused the state-owned firm of sidelining them from the employment exercise.
Eveyitomi said it was unfortunate that the NNPC went ahead to recruit 1,050 graduate trainees against the resolution and recommendations of the House.
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