BUSTED: How Enugu Council Vice-Chairman Hijacked, Shared 1000 Federal Government’s Job Slots To Cronies

The Vice Chairman, Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Gideon ToChukwu, has been accused of hijacking 1,000 job slots of the Federal Government’s prolonged Special Public Works meant for the Igbo-Eze South Local Government within the state.

The slots are a part of the 774,000 public works jobs initiated by the Federal Government and designed to mitigate lack of job alternatives within the rural areas by means of short-term engagement of 1000 individuals per native authorities.

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SaharaReporters learnt that shortly after the take-off of the pilot scheme of the programme in April 2020, over 200 candidates that enrolled for the train within the Igbo-Eze South LGA weren’t individuals or residents of the communities.

The programme was mentioned to be fraught with fraud and irregularities with the names of shortlisted candidates who underwent biometric capturing infiltrated and manipulated with unusual names from one other native authorities.

Igbo-Eze South, who has 16 political wards, acquired the 1,000 job slots however Tochukwu, who can also be cousin to Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi was mentioned to have compromised the method as he cornered about 500 slots to his members of the family, associates and political associates on the expense of individuals of Igbo-Eze South.

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SaharaReporters gathered that ToChukwu was an emperor within the space who had been utilizing his relationship with the governor to oppress and intimidate individuals within the two native authorities areas.

The Chairman of Igbo-Eze South, Peter Andy Omeje, was additionally mentioned to have connived with ToChukwu to switch the names of bonafide candidates from the native authorities with their loyalists from one other native authorities.

Some of the beneficiaries confirmed to SaharaReporters that they hailed from Udenu they usually secured the types by means of ToChukwu.

Some of the candidates who accomplished and submitted their types have been shocked to see their names changed with unusual names.

The Chairman of Igbo-Eze South Selection Committee, Ubah Onah, additionally confirmed the infiltration of unusual names into the listing stating that he was stunned to see beneficiaries who hailed from Imilike, Orhum, Orba, Obolllo-Afor all from Udenu LGA.

Some of the aggrieved candidates lamented the injustice and described it as daylight theft and insult on their sensibility for the management of Udenu LGA to encroach into the Igbo-Eze South with impersonators.

A supply, who spoke to SaharaReporters, hinted that they’d do all the pieces inside their energy to compel ToChukwu to refund cash to the candidates who have been shortchanged.

He mentioned, “I had a meeting with ToChukwu and he reiterated that my local government chairman has no capacity to even obtain one slot from that 1000 slots allotted to our local government Igbo-Eze South. He stated that he collected some slots from Abuja and even from the Minister of Labour and Employment and that it was from there he gave to our chairman.

“So now that the Chairman of Igbo-Eze has traded the resources of the common man to another local government as they arranged with the Vice Chairman of Udenu LGA to steal our jobs, they have to refund us.

“If they can trade and infiltrate the list in such manner then what is going to be happening to the treasury of IGBO-EZE SOUTH LGA local government Area of Enugu State?”

Effort by SaharaReporters to succeed in ToChukwu for response was unsuccessful as of the time of submitting this report as his cell phone couldn’t reached.

Recall that Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, had threatened to resign from workplace if the recruitment of 774,000 individuals was hijacked by politicians.

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