The Executive Chairman, Federal Character Commission (FCC), Dr Muheeba Dankaka, has said the report circulating on social media, accusing her of holding some commissioners to ransom by taking over their jobs and giving same to directors are false and fabricated contents, adding that the people behind it are “fighting for their personal and selfish interests.”
Dankaka, in a statement released on Tuesday and made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Commission’s Director of Public Affairs & Communication, Dipo Akinsola, said nobody can blackmail her and the Commission in her quest to sanitise the system.
She started that no fewer than 30 commissioners are currently working in harmony with her, to bring positive changes uh the Commission.
According to her, the commissioners cannot work in isolation, noting that directors and career officers will join in the smooth operation of the Commission.
“My attention has been drawn to a social media report in circulation in which it is alleged that some commissioners accused me of holding them to ransom by taking over their jobs and giving same to directors with impunity. Over 30 Honourable Commissioners are currently working in harmony with me in bringing positive changes.
“Five of the commissioners are fighting for their personal and selfish interests; they want business as usual in the Commission which is not possible under my watch. The contents of the publication are false and mere fabricated stories to dent my image and that of the Commission through social media,” she said.
Dankaka further revealed that the monthly monitoring allowance of commissioners has been embedded into their monthly salaries as approved by the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RAMFAC).
“These allegations are not true in all areas. We assumed office during the peak of the terrifying COVID-19 which slows down the operation of government generally.
“We thank God that there is an improvement in the allocation to the Commission by President Muhammadu Buhari, once the implementation of the year’s budget commences, there will be an improvement in the activities of the commission,” the FCC boss assured.