Abdulrasheed Sado wrote a letter to President Buhari
He noted that he applied for federal jobs in 2016 but was not shortlisted
He said he hopes the president would look into the issue
A graduate of industrial physics, Abdulrasheed Sado has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over his inability to secure employment in spite of his excellent academic qualifications.
In the letter made exclusively available, Abdulrasheed said he had faith in the administration of President Buhari to give equal opportunity to all Nigerians in spite of their background and connection but it seems this is not the case.
He called on the president to look into the issue so as to allay his fears and strengthen his belief that the current administration provides equal opportunities for everyone.
Read his letter below:
Your Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), President, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Mr President, AM I NOT QUALIFIED?
I’m Abdulrasheed Sado, a native of Iyakpi South-Ibie Community of Etsako West L.G.A. of Edo State. I’m proudly Nigerian. By Academic Qualification: I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Physics (Second Class Upper Division) from the University of Benin, Benin City (2010).
In addition, I also graduated with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering Technology both in National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) from the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in 2006 and 2014 respectively.
Without mixing words, I remembered been honoured as the Best Graduand (ND-category) 2006. These I achieved with the help of God through my unrelenting positive inputs despite being the sitting students’ union leader of the Federal Polytechnic (the SUG President) as at then.
Firstly, let me thank you on behalf of myself and the entire Nigerians whom you have temporarily Npowered through your Npower initiative. It’s on record as the best selection process of engagement ever initiated by any Nigerian in power (Reason is that there wasn’t any need for “WHO YOU KNOW” to be selected).
In early 2016, vacancies were advertised on different major news platforms in the following FG agencies:
- Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC)
- Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS)
- Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC)
- Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
It may interest you to note your Excellency that I, Abdulrasheed Sado did apply to the above mentioned vacancies.
Sir, I wouldn’t have bordered to apply if there wasn’t any hope of changes in the Status Quo (WHO You Know factor).
My second conviction for applying was that Muhammadu Buhari in power alone was enough guarantee for an ordinary citizen like me to secure a slot in any advertised job vacancy in Federal Government Agencies.
Unfortunately and painfully for me, the opposite was the case.
Neither my name nor some resemblance of my name was on the list of shortlisted candidates so far. To be honest, I’m feeling betrayed and heartbroken.
I do not intend to play politics with this letter but to sincerely express my frustration in this whole process of selection. I feel betrayed and heartbroken by those in charge of this whole process.
Sir, does it mean there’s no opportunity for me at all considering the huge number of vacancies advertised? Or is it because I do not have any close relation in Government? Or my qualifications do not match those requirements for the appointment? Sir, does it mean all those my certificates plus my selfless service to my mother-land which I painstakingly laboured for don’t mean anything to anyone?