Following a very extensively damaging public admission by a committee of the Federal House of Representatives alleging that Chinese owned companies in Nigeria are bringing in as expatriates, prison inmates from China to work in many lucrative construction sites paid by Nigeria, a call for a transparent probe has been initiated.
Making the disclosure is the leading pro-democracy and Non-Governmental organization in Nigeria – Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) which has tasked the National Assembly to name and shame public officials facilitating such illegality.
Through its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Director of Media, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA has also tasked the comptroller – General of Immigration to provide transparent response to the allegation regarding how expatriate quotes could be granted to Chinese prisoners.
HURIWA disclosed that over 200,000 unemployed graduates of Nigerian origin have petitioned the group demanding that the Federal government investigates this scam and prosecute the indicted officials just as the group challenged government to defend the right to decent employment of millions of Nigerian youngsters and stop making Nigeria a dumping ground for foreign prisoners and quacks from china and other jurisdictions who are brought in to Nigeria fraudulently to take up job slots that should be given to Nigerian qualified graduates.
In a statement HURIWA said thus:
PETITION ON BEHALF OF 200,000
We are petitioning to stand
A House of Representatives
Surprisingly, NIS, Deputy Controller
A case raised but ignored
The Controller General of Nigerian
He lamented the inability of
This is a clear indication
The country’s unemployment rate worsened in the third quarter
According to the Labour Force
The economically active or
The report also showed that
It was 80.66 million in Q3
According to the statistical
The total number of people in
The NBS, however, explained: “Of the 9.7 = million unemployed that did absolutely nothing as at Q3 2018, 90.1 per cent of them or 8.77 million were reported to be unemployed and doing nothing because they were
“On the other hand, 9.9 million or 0.
According to the NBS: “Of the 9.7 million that were unemployed and did nothing at all; 35.0 per cent or 3.4
It,however, pointed out that
A rise in unemployment, the
Enough is enough!
WHAT WE WANT
1. The government should
2. The NIS should investigate
3. The Chinese workforce
We give the government 78