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Job Seekers Deaths: Jonathan May Fire Interior Minister, Immigration Boss


There are strong indications that president Goodluck Jonathan may fire the minister of Interior, Abba Moro, and Comptroller- General, Nigeria Immigration Service NIS, Mr. David Paradang, over last Saturday’s needless death of some job seekers during the NIS recruitment exercise.

African Examiner reports that about 20 unemployed applicants lost their lives in parts of Nigeria during the NIS recruitment exercise held across the country.

Our correspondent gathered that President Jonathan, who is not happy with the minister and the NIS boss, has summoned them twice to the state House for questioning.

A source close to one of the members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) from the south east said President Jonathan, had concluded plan to send Moro packing last weekend, before the senate president, David Mark intervened in the matter.

However, African Examiner learnt that the sack wind is still blowing around the Minister, despite the senate president’s intervention, as there are serious pressure from many quarters, and stakeholders, asking Jonathan to show Moro the exit door.

Similarly, Our correspondent gathered that House of Representatives members are also bitter with the minister over the unfortunate incident.

One of the members from the south east told African Examiner in Enugu that the “House of Representatives believes Abba Moro cannot go unpunished for this blunder he committed with the Immigration man last Saturday.”

Meanwhile, there had been calls from many quarters in Enugu state and also across the country, demanding for a full-scale investigation of the tragedy.


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