Hon Kusada queries Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority over lopsided employment
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Character, and member representing Kankia/Ingawa/Kusada Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Yahaya Kusada has queried the leadership of the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority over lopsided employment.
Hon. Kusada made the query when the management of the Authority appeared before his committee.
The Hon. member during the cause of their interaction found that the Authority recently employed no fewer than 250 people but with one state having only two beneficiaries as against the spirit of the Federal Character.
“This is your time, you employed 250 people and yet one state is having only 2. This is beyond imagination. Some states has just 3.
“So please tell us, what is the stance of these 250 people.” He concluded.
He then asked the Ag Managing Director of the Authority, Engr. Terhemba Nongo to explain to the committee why that happened.
NEPZA was established in 1992 following the enactment of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Act 63, of 1992, with the strategic mandate of promoting and facilitating local and international investments into Nigeria’s licenced Free Trade Zones/Special Economic Zones.