Immigration Job Scam Forgotten?


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When on March 15, 2014, some 800, 000 Nigerian jobseekers trooped to stadia across the states and the Federal Capital Territory to write a recruitment test for 4,000 openings in the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), many thought it was a novelty made in hell.

Expectedly, the shambolic exercise ended in a fiasco never seen in the country’s recruitment history as 23 applicants died in stampedes in the centres. Many others received injuries.

Spontaneously, the Presidency and the National Assembly took on the comptroller-general of the service, David Paradang, and the minister of interior, Abba Morro, to account for the obvious indiscretion.

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