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FG, states urged to adopt best practices in personnel recruitment

The Federal and State Governments have been advised to observe professional personnel best practices when recruiting staff into the civil service.
Mr Babatunde Akilo, the Permanent Secretary, Local Government Service Commission in Ekiti State, gave the advice at the monthly meeting of the State Branch of the Chattered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) in Ado-Ekiti on Friday.
Akilo spoke at a lecture ‎entitled, “The Nexus between National Development and Personnel Management.”
According to him, most recruitments in some government establishments do not follow the best practices.
Such recruitments, he said, had become a clog in the wheel of national development.
The permanent secretary said competence and performance should be considered first before federal character to reflect the various geopolitical zones or states.
Akilo called for a review of the Federal Character policy to make competence a yardstick in appointments. (NAN)