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Immigration Tragedy: Moro, NIS Boss Quizzed By EFCC

Abba Moro

By Abdul Gaffar Bello

There is an indication that the immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in connection to the tragic death of some job seekers, who died at different centres across the country, during the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment test.

It would be recalled the controversial employment test held in March 15, 2014. The sum of N1000 was paid by each of the applicants, estimated at 520,000.

The exercise, given the number of the applicants, the amount paid, poor organization of the test which resulted to stampede and subsequently death of 20 applicants, has been described as scandal.

Consequently, members of the public have questioned Moro’s moral right to remain a Minister, despite the tragedy. Despite the public condemnation, former President Goodluck Jonathan left the former Minister till he left office on May 29, 2015.

The Comptroller General of NIS, David Parradang who was equally implicated in the saga, is also believed to have been quizzed and interrogated by the anti-graft body operatives.

President Muhammadu Buahri’s predecessor, Jonathan promised to provide automatic employment in NIS to one each, from the family of the victim of the March 2014 tragic death.

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