Uncooperative attitude of the Army hierarchy, easy access in obtaining certificate of Local Government of origin and logistics challenge have been identified as reasons why non indigenes impersonate Kwarans during Army recruitment exercise.
The Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Isiaka Gold gave this indication in Ilorin, while appearing before the State House of Assembly ,Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary on what the State Government is doing to curb the trend of Shortchanging the State, during Army recruitment exercise.
Alh Gold enumerated efforts by the state government at ensuring that only genuine indigenes of the state were recruited into the Army and disclosed that his office had been confronted with some challenges in the task of detecting those impersonating Kwarans.
The SSG who highlighted the challenges,said those who engaged in the fraud could not be prosecuted due to the inability of the security agencies to apprehend culprits at the screening exercise.
Alh. Gold who praised the responsiveness of the state House of Assembly to the problem, urged the House to ensure Local Government Councils in the State sponsor their representatives to the screening exercise, in view of its importance to the wellbeing of the state.
In his remark, the Chairman of the State Internal Revenue Service Dr. Muritala Awodun explained that cancellation of the old Citizenship Certificate would go along way in checking its abuse.
Responding, the representative of the Brigade Commander 22 Armoured Brigade Sobi Ilorin, Colonel O.K Falade, Major Idowu Alayande assured that the observations and resolutions of the House would be delivered to the Army hierarchy for necessary action.
Earlier, the Speaker, Dr. Ali Ahmad restated the commitment of the Legislature in ensuring that the state was no longer shortchanged in military recruitment exercise, saying that all variables in carrying out recruitment in Nigeria as a federating unit as enshrined in the Constitution should be respected.
Dr. Ahmad represented by the Deputy Speaker Elder Mathew Okedare assured that the House would not relent in protecting the interest of the citizens and the state certificate of origin,from further abuse.
The chairman of the Committee, Barrister Kamaldeen Fagbemi assured that all views harvested from the interactive session would assist the Legislature in finding enduring solutions to the problem.