A legislation seeking to criminalise filling of vacant positions in the federal civil service without adequate advertisement has passed second reading at the senate. 
 
Sponsor of the bill, Biodun Olujimi while leading debate on it's general principles said ‎the bill will put in place clear-cut procedures that will help to curb and possibly end underground recruitment in the Nigerian Civil Service. 
 
She said millions of Nigerian men and women were being denied equal opportunities ‎in recruitment as most vacancies are not advertised publicly.
 
The bill enjoyed popular support from lawmakers with the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki insisting that senate must fast-track it's passage.